Eugene Sanford Tinnin

Eugene Sanford Tinnin

Age: 39
Branch: USN
Rank(s): ET3, ET2, CWO1
Unit(s): UDT4 (Plankowner), UDT22, UDT21, ST2, ST1
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 20 Aug 1968
Location: Vinh Long, South Vietnam
Era: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star with ‘V’ device for Valor and Gold Star, Purple Heart Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor, Combat Action Ribbon w/ Gold Star, Navy Presidential Unit Citation w/ Bronze Star, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal w/3 Bronze Stars, Navy Expeditionary Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal w/4 Bronze Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation with frame, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, UN Korean Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, ROK Korean War Service Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Pasadena, TX

CWO1 Tinnin died in an ambush while serving in Vietnam.