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Algirdas Bacanskas

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Participant Info

Class Year (or years attended)
1952 - 1956
Military Service Branch
US Navy
Years of Service
1960 - 1982
Service Academy or ROTC Institution
Navy Aviation Officer Candidate 1962
Highest Rank Attained
Type of Separation
Awards and Decorations
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (25), Purple Heart, Navy& Marine Corps Medal, Combat Acton Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation.
Major Duty Assignments, Military Units/Organizations/Ships, and Locations of Service?
Served as a flight wingman and flight leader in the Vietnam war. Served as a helicopter pilot on 2nd fleet flag ship in Europe. Served as a helicopter unit leader in the Antarctic.
Most Memorable Military Experience or Accomplishment
Vietnam War Service 1967 Antarctica Service NATO Tour. Served as a flight leader in the Vietnam War.
If your service included combat or hostile action describe
Served as a wingman and flight leader in Vietnam with the most decorated Navy helicopter squadron HAL- 3 in 1967-1968, on several ships and duty stations.
Date of Death and Where They Were Laid to Rest
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