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FOR THIS OFFERING, GSW &
MILITARYWATCHBOX.COM DECIDED TO SELECT IMPORTANT NAVAL DIVISIONAL PATCHES, MEDALS,
PERSONNEL EQUIPMENT AND OTHER ITEMS TO REPRESENT THE NAVY AND IT'S AWESOME TROOPERS; FROM
THE MUDDY RIVER RATS AND SEALS, TO PILOTS, UDT AND LIGHT FAST HELICOPTER CREWS.
THE OBJECT OF THIS MILITARY WATCH BOX
IS TO NOT ONLY PROVIDE REPRESENTATION OF THE VARIOUS SOLDIERS AND THEIR OUTFITS, BUT TO
PROVIDE A SMALL YET DETAILED HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE NAVY AND IT'S
CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE VIETNAM "POLICE" ACTION.
IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THE VIETNAM WAR
WAS THIS NATIONS MOST INCLUSIVE WAR; BOTH IN EQUIPMENT AND IN MEN AND WOMAN. FROM SEALS
AND GREEN BERET TROOPS, TO EVERY TYPE AND SYSTEM OF WARFARE, THE DIVERSITY OF ARMS,
TECHNIQUES, VEHICLES AND BRANCHES OLD AND NEW, THAT WERE UTILIZED CHANGED THE VERY FACE OF
FROM PROP PLANES AND JETS, TO AIRCRAFT
CARRIERS AND FAST ATTACK RIVER BOATS, FROM MOUNTAIN TO RICE FIELDS, FROM JUNGLE TO
BEACHES, A TROOPER COULD AND WOULD EXPERIENCE EVERY LEVEL OF BATTLE.
FROM THE FRONT-BOTTOM
SO YOU MAY
REMOVE THE WATCH
WHILE IT IS ON THE WALL
(CASE OPENS FROM THE FRONT BOTTOM SO REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT
CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WHILE MOUNTED ON THE WALL!)
(NOTE: WE ARE ADDING ITEMS SO STAY
A NICE COLLECTION
MUDDY RIVER RATS
WHO ASSISTED & SUPPORTED
1 & 2
1960 and 1975, 116 members of the following groups were killed or went missing in action.
This included 5 Staff Officers, 2 Commanders, 40 Light Attack Helicopter Squadron members,
38 members of Seal teams 1 and 2, and 4 Underwater Demolition Team Members.
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ORIGINAL 1967 VIETNAM ERA BENRUS
17 JEWEL BENRUS MOVEMENT
WINDS SETS RUNS KEEPS TIME HACKS
DIAL IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
LUMINANCE NUMBER 12 FADED AND WORN
BUT STILL GLOWS
ALL PARTS ORIGINAL
# 12 GLOWS
CONT. NO. GS-00S-61940
SERIAL NO. 120960
DATE FEB 1967
WRIST WATCH DIV-
FED. STOCK NO.
U.S. MFG PART
SINGLE CASE SYSTEM
NO CASE BACK NO REMOVABLE BEZEL.
TWO PART STEM
HERE IS CROWN
IF YOU PULL HARD
THE CROWN COMES OUT
A CRYSTAL PULLER IS
UTILIZED TO REMOVE CRYSTAL
THE MOVEMENT CAN BE REMOVED
CROWN W/MALE HALF STEM
CHROME PLATE OVER BRASS
WITH LOTS OF BRASSING
IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR RE-PLATING
DUE TO IT'S HISTORICAL VALUE
VINTAGE NOS WAKMANN WAS
PURCHASED AND THE MOVEMENT FITTED
INTO THIS CASE.
AND IS A
BLACK & RED
BLACK SECOND HAND
RED MINUTE COUNTER HAND
SPLIT MINUTE SUB-REGISTER
WHITE & RED
CHECKERED CHAPTER RING
TWO REVOLUTIONS = 1 MINUTE
THE WHITE CHECK IN SUB-MINUTE
RECORDS THE FIRST 30 SECONDS
AND THE RED CHECK RECORDS THE FULL MINUTE
MILITARY GREEN CLOTH WATCH FOB
WITH NAVY FOB DECORATION
WE BELIEVE IF THIS FOB COULD TALK
IT WOULD TALK
A RED ENAMEL
THIS IS AN EXTREMELY RARE WATCH FOB!
STUNNING & AWESOME
THIS TIMER OPERATES PERFECTLY
USS Valley Forge, was a 27,100-ton Ticonderoga class
aircraft carrier and was the only U.S. aircraft carrier in the Western Pacific when
the Korean War broke out. The Valley Forge made four separate combat tours in Korea. The
Valley Forge was altered into an amphibious assault ship in 1961 so as to carry
helicopter-born Marines. From 1965 to 1969 the Valley Forge conducted combat operations in
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Vietnam Defense Campaign
6 to 7 October 1965
7 to 18 November 1965
25 November to 24 December 1965
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
2 to 15 April 1968
27 April to 16 June 1968
25 December 1965
6 January 1966
26 January to 1 March 1966
8 March 1966
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
5 to 7 July 1968
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
30-September to 2 October 1966
26 October to 6 November 1966
3 to 20 April 1969
2 May to 8 June 1969
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
28 November to 3 December 1967
18 December 1967 to 29 January 1968
30 January to 19 February 1968
|Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
9 to 14 June 1969
7 July to 15 August 1969
2 to 6 September 1969
1 March to 1 April 1968
THE MEDALS THAT ARE PART OF THIS OFFERING
WERE ORIGINALLY MOUNTED AS YOU SEE THEM AND WERE PURCHASED IN AN ORIGINAL HARD INNER AND
CARD BOARD OUTER BOX THAT HOUSED ONE OF THESE MEDALS. THE BOX WAS ISSUED IN 1969.
2 = RIBBON BAR
2 = MEDAL BAR
Service: Navy, Marine Corps
Criteria: Meritorious service or achievement in a combat or noncombat situation based on
sustained performance of a superlative nature.
Devices: Bronze Letter V (Valor in Combat), Gold, Silver Star.
For junior officers and enlisted personnel whose professional and/or leadership
achievements on or after May 1, 1961 are clearly of a superlative nature. The Navy and
Marine Corps Achievement Medal is worn after the Joint Service Achievement Medal and
before the Combat Action Ribbon.
The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal was originally established as a ribbon-only
award on May 1, 1961. The current medal was authorized by the Secretary of the Navy on
July 17, 1967.
Navy Good Conduct Medal &
4 bronze stars
The Navy Good Conduct Medal was authorized on November 21, 1884. The medal is awarded to
enlisted personnel of the United States Navy and Naval Reserve (active duty) for
creditable, above average professional performance, military behavior, leadership,
military appearance and adaptability based on good conduct and faithful service for
three-year periods of continuous active service.
Devices: Bronze, Silver Star
Military Medal National Defense Service
with one bronze star denoting two wars
Qualifying Dates: 1950-54 (Korean War period), 1961-74 (Vietnam War Period) , 1990-95
(Persian Gulf War Period), 2001-TBD (War on Terror period)
Criteria: 120 consecutive days of service participating in, or any honorable active duty
service during any of the above periods
Devices: Bronze Star, Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze star denotes an additional award of the
Vietnam Service Medal & Ribbon
with one bronze star
Service: All Services
Criteria: Service in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, or Thailand during the above period. Prior
to issuance of this award in November 1965, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal was given
to those who served in Vietnam. After that period, it is the veteran's choice to exchange
the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for the Vietnam Service Medal. It is the military's
policy that you cannot have two medals to recognize service in the same action. There were
17 campaigns during the Vietnam War.
Devices: All Services: Bronze, Silver star; Army: Bronze Arrowhead; Navy: Bronze Marine
Bronze and silver stars are authorized to
signify participation in any of the 17 designated campaigns during the inclusive period.
The colors of the suspension drape and ribbon
suggest the flag of the Republic of Vietnam (the red stripes represent the three ancient
Vietnamese empires of Tonkin, Annam, and Cochin China) and the green represents the
Military Medal Vietnam Services & Ribbon
Service: All Services
Country: Republic of Vietnam
Criteria: 6 months service in the Republic of Vietnam between 1961 and 1973 or if wounded,
captured or killed in action during the above period.
Devices: Silver Date Bar
Notes: Bar inscribed 1960 is the only authorized version.
The device, an integral part of the award, is a
silver ribbon 28mm long on the suspension ribbon and 15mm long on the service bar
inscribed, 1960- and was evidently intended to include a
terminal date for the hostilities.
Many examples of this medal are found with
devices inscribed with other dates but the only version authorized for U.S. personnel is
the one described herein.
MILITARYWATCHBOX.COM DECIDED TO SELECT IMPORTANT
NAVAL DIVISIONAL PATCHES, MEDALS, PERSONNEL EQUIPMENT AND OTHER ITEMS TO REPRESENT THE
NAVY AND IT'S AWESOME TROOPERS; FROM THE MUDDY RIVER RATS AND SEALS, TO PILOTS, UDT
AND LIGHT FAST HELICOPTER CREWS.
THE OBJECT OF THIS MILITARY WATCH BOX IS TO NOT ONLY
PROVIDE REPRESENTATION OF THE VARIOUS SOLDIERS AND THEIR OUTFITS, BUT TO PROVIDE A SMALL
YET DETAILED HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE NAVY AND IT'S CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE
VIETNAM "POLICE" ACTION.
IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THE VIETNAM WAR WAS THIS
NATIONS MOST INCLUSIVE WAR; BOTH IN EQUIPMENT AND IN MEN AND WOMAN. FROM SEALS AND GREEN
BERET TROOPS, TO EVERY TYPE AND SYSTEM OF WARFARE, THE DIVERSITY OF ARMS, TECHNIQUES,
VEHICLES AND BRANCHES OLD AND NEW, THAT WERE UTILIZED CHANGED THE VERY FACE OF WAR.
FROM PROP PLANES AND JETS, TO AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND
FAST ATTACK RIVER BOATS, FROM MOUNTAIN TO RICE FIELDS, FROM JUNGLE TO BEACHES, A TROOPER
COULD AND WOULD EXPERIENCE EVERY LEVEL OF BATTLE.
U.S. NAVAL FORCES
RIVER PATROL FORCES TASK FORCE 116
VAL-4 / HAL-3, HEADQUARTERS, BINH THUY
SEAL TEAMS - ONE AND TWO
UDT 12 & 13 - MST 2 - STABRON 20
River Division 514 was part of a larger group
of "Brown Water Rats"; American forces that engaged the enemy upon the muddy
inland waters, rivers and canals of The Republic Of Vietnam.
In 1960, Special Forces of the US Army &
Navy began to train ARVN, Village Militia Forces and Indigenous Tribesmen in what was
South Vietnam. Along the way they realized that protecting and controlling the massive
river systems of South Vietnam was integral to the success of their mission: halting the
communist North Vietnam and it's Guerilla Forces --called the Viet Cong-- from
seizing South Vietnam.
By 1964, the in-shore warfare role of the US
Navy was expanded from engaging the enemy forces in Vietnam's twisting inland waterways,
to conducting a secret, deadly war with North Vietnamese forces on and above the
Demilitarized Zone and in neighboring countries such as Cambodia and Laos. From their core
duty of keeping the waterways free of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong, their
mission expanded to special operations involving Seal, UDT (under water demolition)
and Helicopter Assault Teams.
Between 1960 and 1975, 116 members were killed
or went missing in action. This included 5 Staff Officers, 2 Commanders,
40 Light Attack Helicopter
Squadron members, 38
members of Seal teams 1 and 2, and 4 Underwater Demolition Team Members.
THE FORMATION OF RIVER DIVISION 595 WAS APRIL/MAY OF 1969
AND OPERATED IN NHA BE AND TUYEN NHOUN ON THE SONG VAM CO TY RIVER IN OPERATION GIANT
SLING SHOT. THEY ALSO PATROLLED THESE RIVERS:
CUA SOI RAP,SONG VAICO,SONG VAM CO TAY,SONG
VAM CO DONG,KINH NGANG,CANAL DE CU THUNONG,CANAL LAGRANGE,DONG NAI,SONG DONG TRANH,SONG
DINH BA,SONG LONG TAU,SONG NGO BAY,RACK TCHEU,SONG CAI MEP,RACH DA GIANG,SONG CO GIA,SONG
DONG KHO,SONG DUA,SONG DONG TRANH.
THE 595 WERE ALSO PART OF THE FOLLOWING
RUNG SAT SPECIAL ZONE ,OPERATION GIANT SLING
SHOT,BARRIER REEF,SEA LORDS
BASES AND VILLAGES:
NHA BE,TUYEN NHON ,MOC HA,VONG TAU,TUYEN BINH,GO CONG,FORT DU RACH CAI
NAVY ATTACK SQUADRON
Va-152 began as part of Air Group 15, which was
commissioned in Sept. 1942. In 1958 152 received Ad-6's and Ad-7's (A-1H/J) and was
In 1959 the 152 deployed in the USS
In 1963 Va-152 was sent to Vietnam to train
Vietnamese pilots to fly the A1H/J Skyraider.
In December of 1964 VA-152 was assigned to
Carrier Air Wing16 and began training for deployment in April 1965 on board the USS
Oriskany (CVA-34) .
The USS Oriskany
was the home of VA 152 and for nine months in 1965 during the Vietnam War,
Deployed 256 Days. 210 Days at sea. Flew 12,070
combat sorties. Dropped 8,473 tons of Ordnance, Fired 513,000 Rounds of Ammunition. Flew
14,750 total Sorties.
Awarded - 1 Navy Cross 5 Silver Stars 56
Distinguished Flying Crosses 120 Navy Commendations 7 Purple Hearts 929 Air Medals
THE 26th Marine Regiment fought during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II and were
activated again during the Vietnam War.
|Presidential Unit Citation Streamer with two Bronze
||1945, 196667, 1968
||Iwo Jima, Vietnam, Khe Sanh
|Navy Unit Commendation Streamer
|Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Streamer one Bronze Star
|World War II Victory Streamer
|National Defense Service Streamer
Vietnam Service Streamer
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Streamer
Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Civil Actions Streamer
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SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by
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of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means
DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND
REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may
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