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For information about the Veterans Park contact:

Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


For information about the Database contact:

Marion & Ed Hughes
Public Library

2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   553
Name   Austin, Kerry Don
Birth Date   29 July 1941
Birth Place   Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas
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Place of Burial    
Service Branch   Navy


  USS Newport News (CA-148); USS Stormes (DD-780); USS Cape Cod (AD-43)
Rank/Grade   YNCS (SW) E-9
Date of Enlistment   26 January 1959
Date of Discharge   30 June 1992
Service Occupation    
Decorations, Medals, Badges, etc.   Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation w/Bronze Star; Navy Battle "E" Ribbon; Navy Good Conduct; Navy Reserve Meritorious Service Medal (06 awards); Navy Expeditionary Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon;; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/Hour Glass; Expert Rifle Ribbon; Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Insignia.
Locations of Military Service   Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, South China Sea, Indian Ocean.
War, Operation or Conflict   Berlin Crisis, Cuban Crisis, Vietnam War
Additional Biographical Information    
Date Added to Database   10 November 2015
Source of Service Information   Veteran and Discharge document
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