William Louis Yuenger

Navy Badge
  • Name: William Louis Yuenger
  • Location of Birth: Peoria, Illinois
  • Date of Birth: August 4, 1935
  • Date of Death:
  • Parents: Frank and Louella Yuenger
  • High School and Class: 1953
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: EMCM (Master Chief Electrician's Mate) (E-9)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: December 13, 1953
  • Place Sworn In: Peoria, Illinois
  • Date of Discharge: August 16, 1976
  • Place of Discharge: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    December, 1953 April, 1954 Naval Recruit Training Command
    April, 1954 July, 1954 Naval Electrician's Mate Class "A" School
    July, 1954 September, 1955 USS Bamberg County (LST 209)
    September, 1955 March, 1957 USS Yazoo (AN-92)
    April, 1957 September, 1959 Naval Air Station Ream Field in California
    September, 1959 February, 1960 Naval Electrician's Mate "B" School
    March, 1960 February, 1961 USS Snohomish County (LST 1126)
    March, 1961 March, 1964 USS Renville (APA 227)
    April, 1964 June, 1967 Naval Reserve Training Command
    July, 1967 August, 1969 USS Mount Baker (AE-4)
    September, 1969 August, 1972 USS Canopus (AS-34)
    September, 1972 August, 1996 Navy Recruiting District in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Military Highlights:
    Enlisted December 13, 1953 and retired on August 15, 1976.

    Served in ships and on duty stations on both coasts, Omaha, Nebraska, Holy Loch, Scotland, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Besides serving as an electrician aboard ships, I managed hobby shop facilities at a naval air station, conducted inspections of recruiting operations at naval reserve training centers across the United States, and served as Chief Recruiter for the Navy Recruiting District in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Wars Involved:
    Vietnam Era

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Moved to the Balsam area and went to work for Hibbing Taconite Company, Hibbing, Minnesota, in the Electrical Department. Served on the Balsam Fire Department. Retired with twenty years of service.

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