HERITAGE PROGRAM

The Heritage Program is focused on ensuring that the US Navy Supply Corps captures the rich history of the Supply Corps and the Supply Corps contributions to the Navy and to the United States.  The Heritage Committee reaches out to former Supply Corps officers to gather “sea stories”. 
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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.  Your story offers 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.  Whether a story is reminiscent moment or an experience where you had “another chance to excel”, it’s meaningful to our heritage!

Reading and hearing the stories, the memories of our Members, helps tell the greater history of our Supply Corps Community.  Explore the tabs below to learn more about the lives of our members, including snapshots of history which timelessly preserve our memories and our heritage.

HONORING OUR HERITAGE

Click on the Tabs Below for Gems of Our Heritage

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An Excerpt from Historical Lessons-Learned:

The first “sea story” obtained through the Heritage Committee’s efforts was 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.”

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