Honor our heritage. Share your Supply Corps story!
The Navy Supply Corps Foundation strives to learn more about the lives or our Supply Community through your compelling stories and experiences serving our nation. Capturing your stories serves to honor our shared heritage and preserve our Supply Corps traditions.
The stories of our men and women of the United States Navy Supply Corps are unique and relevant. You offer a perspective that may not be experienced by others in the same way. The value in sharing our stories goes beyond today–bringing depth and dimension to historical events and helping to shape a greater understanding of our role in the Navy and our service to the United States of America.
Record your story with NSCF-- submit your story today!
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The Heritage Committee reaches out to former Supply Corps officers to gather "sea stories". The first article in this endeavour is by RADM (ret) Robert Phillips. RADM Phillips gives a fascinating account of the Navy Supply Corps involvement in DaNang, Vietnam during the Vietnam War in the excerpt below:
"To understand the Navy Supply Corps involvement in the "I" corps (the five Northern Provinces of VietNam) Tactical Zone, one needs to go back to the events which occurred in the 1968 Lebanon Crisis.
An oversimplified version is that the USMC was sent in to assist the Lebanese government and they were to secure the airport. The USMC WWII experiences were not of a garrison variety but rather to take control by an amphibious landing, secure the island, and move on to the next island. In Beirut they quickly landed and secured the airport but over the following months it became apparent that they did not have a sustainable system for getting logistical support from the waterfront to the troops."
Read the entire story here.
Photos courtesy of RADM (ret) Phillips
Did you know? One of our own, Rear Admiral Wallace R. Dowd, Jr., SC, USN (Ret.), has created an oral history and it is now profiled online! The Naval Historical Foundation's Oral History program was launched in 1996. To date, the program has gathered over two hundred oral histories and memoirs. These interviews help preserve the history of the Military Service and offer valuable insights into the history and practices of the Navy. Check it out! https://bit.ly/3NYPaqZ
Reading and hearing the stories, the memories of our Members, helps tell the greater history of our Supply Corps Community. Share your memories, email email@example.com . Read below to learn more about the lives of our Members.
The Heritage Committee is compiling and archiving the rich historical impact that our most senior Supply Corps officers have had on our Navy and our community. We have a list of our most senior Supply Corps officers called the “The Vintage Oakleaf Club”.
The committee will be contacting each member of our Vintage Oakleaf Club, or their associated family members, to capture their stories. Information that will be sought includes name, rank, years of service, tours, post Navy career accomplishments, as well as photos and sea stories. The Heritage Committee will ultimately feature each member in the Oakleaf, on the Foundation website, and also the Navy Supply Corps Newsletter for the enrichment and appreciation of our entire Supply Corps Community.