USS Knox (DE/FF
1052) Reunion Association
- Did you participate
in Operation Frequent Wind?
(03 JAN 2007)
A provision in the 2003
Defense Authorization Act allows veterans of Operation
Frequent Wind to swap their Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM)
for a Vietnam Service Medal. U.S. active-duty troops who
participated in the April 29-30, 1975, operation to evacuate
the South Vietnamese capitol of Saigon originally earned the
AFEM. Sec. 542 of the 2003 Act (Public Law 107-314) authorizes
the conversion. If you need an electronic copy of the 2003
Defense Authorization Act (a BIG 6MB PDF file)
email me. Thanks
to Roy Strolin for this information.
Knox... Article from the Pacific Stars & Stripes
newspaper reporting the
departure of USS Knox and USS Lockwood (FF-1094) from Yokosuka
on July 17, 1988.
(Note: These are very
large files, be patient while they download. PDF
version requires Adobe Reader, available for free download
here. Article provided by Mark Lewis, Knox 84-86)