New Bern Chapter President Presents War Service Medal

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Rear Admiral Jay DeLoach, USN (Ret.) and New Bern SAR Chapter President, presented his father Commander Jesse DeLoach, USN (Ret.) with the Sons of the American Revolution War Service Medal for his combat service in Vietnam.  Commander De Loach served on the Staff of Commander Naval Advisory Group /Commander Naval Forces, Vietnam, in Saigon as Manpower Allocations Officer for all in-country Navy personnel from November 1970-November 1971.  He then reported to the Mekong Delta area as Senior Advisor Fourth Riverine /Area Operations Coordinator EAST/CTG 116.6 /Senior Advisor, Tran Hung Dao 26 and as the Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Advisors in AOC EAST from November 1971-June 1972.  Pictured from left to right are: Jesse DeLoach and Jay DeLoach.