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HOMENEW ADDITIONSSITE MAPINTRODUCTION
FOREWORDINVOCATION1. WALTER S. SAVAGE, JR.2.  DE-386 (WWII)
3.  DE-386 CREW4.  DE-386 CREW PHOTOS5.  DE-386 SHIP PHOTOS6.  DER-386 (1955)
7.  DER CREW 1955 - 19648.  DER-386 PHOTOS9.  SAVAGE IN VIETNAM10.  VIETNAM CREW
11.  VIETNAM PHOTOS12.  SHIP'S AWARDS13.  ACTIVE SERVICE TERMINATED14.  REUNION ASSOCIATION
15.  DECEASED16.  ROSTER17  REUNION PHOTOS18.  KEEPSAKES
19.  MISCELLANEOUS20.  SITE POLICIES21.  WEBMASTER22.  SHIP'S STORE
23.  SITE AWARDS24.  COMMANDING OFFICERS 25.  SHIP'S HISTORY

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Jerry Dean Howard, DC3
SECTION 10.
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SECTION 10. CONTENTS
Damage Controlman 3rd Class (DC3)
12/1964 - 01/1966
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BACK TO SECTION 9.Joe "Tiny" Allen, CS2Rich Cornall, SM3
Jerry Dean Howard, DC3Edward O, Leitao, Medic DivEdward O. Leitao, Medic Div. (2)
OC Division 1969Marvin Pendergrass, SMSNJerry G. Vanderburg, RD2
Ernesto Velez, TM3Mack C. Wilson, RD3Thomas Lewis Witts, IC2
Thomas Lewis Witts (2)

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Navy Good Conduct Ribbon
Vietnam Service Ribbon 
w/1 battle star  
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm 
Vietnam Veterans of America Life Member
Vietnam Campaign Ribbon
In 1948, the Damage Controlman rating was established as a result of the consolidation of the Specialist (F) (Fire Fighters), Carpenter's Mate, Carpenter's Mate (SR) (Joiners), Carpenter's Mate (SR) (Builders), and Painter ratings. Additionally, in 1954, the Chemical Warfareman rating was disestablished and its responsibilities included in the DC rating. In 1972, the DC rating was desolved and folded into the Hull Maintenance Technician (HT) rating, and in 1996 (date yet to be verified), the rating was once again broken out to the current Damage Controlman. DC's do the work necessary for damage control, ship stability, firefighting, fire prevention, and chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) warfare defense. They also instruct personnel in the methods of damage control and CBR defense, and repair damage control equipment and systems.

The duties performed by DCs include operating, repairing and maintaining installed firefighting systems and equipment, damage control equipment, and chemical, biological and radiological defense equipment. They train shipboard personnel in the operation, maintenance and repair of damage control systems and equipment, life saving devices, and various firefighting methods. Damage Controlmen perform emergency repairs to decks, structures and hulls by emergency pipe patching, plugging, and shoring. They perform maintenance and repair of watertight closures and assorted fittings, and perform emergency repairs to piping fittings and fixtures. DCs act as the ship's Fire Marshal and fire fighting leaders, and they train the ship's company in chemical, biological and radiological defense.

photograph of Jerry Dean Howard
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[Photographs most generously contributed byJerry Dean Howard, (DC3) 12/1964 - 01/1966.]
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