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Thomas P. Pendergast Collection (2105) Finding Aid

Item Number: 21050000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Twenty photographs document the USS Cavalier crew on R&R at Monkey Mountain Beach, Danang, circa June-August 1966.

Dates

  • 24 June 2008

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Pendergast was born in 1936 in New York City, New York. He volunteered for the US Navy in 1958 and served for 31 years, 2 of which were in Southeast Asia. Mr. Pendergast was assigned to OPNAV in Washington D.C. from 1959-1962, the USS Cavalier from 1964-1966, the USS Gridley from 1966-1968 and RESDESRON-30 from 1967-1968. He served as a Combat Information Officer, Boat Group Commander, and a Navigator on the USS Cavalier. Mr. Pendergast held the rank of Lieutenant. Mr. Pendergast also served in the Vietnam Advisory Campaign, the Vietnam Counteroffensive, and the Vietnam Counteroffensive Phase II. He received the Navy Achievement Medal for his action in Vietnam. Mr. Pendergast retired from the US Navy in 1990 at the rank of Captain.
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Finding Aid
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Location(s)
Photograph Collection
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Photographs

21 photographs of the USS Cavalier Crew ashore at Monkey Mountain Beach, Danang during one of several R&R trips during June-August 1966

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1
Photographs

21 photographs of the USS Cavalier Crew ashore at Monkey Mountain Beach, Danang during one of several R&R trips during June-August 1966

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Pub Credit Line
21050000000, Thomas P. Pendergast Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 24 Jun 2008 [Updated: 06 Jan 2010]