Bio: Purcell, Thomas E. – USN (Returns to Home Port – 1973)


Surnames: Purcell, Hinkelmann

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 15 Mar 1973

Navy Petty Officer Third Class Thomas E. Purcell, husband of the former Nancy J. Hinkelmann of Route 1, Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.), has returned to his home port in Long Beach, California, after a seven-month deployment in the Wester Pacific aboard the guieded missile frigate USS Truxtun.

During the deployment, the Truxton served as an air control ship for Navy and Air Force Planes and coordinated search and rescue activities in Vietnam.

He visited Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, and the Japanese ports of Sasebo and Yokosuka.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel