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Dan Spahn | Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) - Navy

5:08   |   Following the evacuation of Saigon, Dan Spahn was on the USS Coral Sea when the big ship executed a rare U-turn. They were responding to the boarding of the SS Mayaguez, a merchant vessel, by the Khmer Rouge.

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Keywords   :     Dan Spahn    Vietnam    aviation electronics technician    Perth    Australia    SS Mayaguez    Khmer Rouge    USS Coral Sea (CV-43)    Koh Tang

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  • Dan Spahn  |  Other  |  Multiple Units  |  4:22

    After responding to the Mayaguez Incident, the USS Coral Sea finished its visit to Australia for a commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Dan Spahn fondly recalls that visit and, when he returned stateside, he managed to secure shore duty for the remainder of his enlistment. His electronics training served him well in his post-military career.

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