|Arthur J. Elliot II|
|Birth name||Arthur James Elliot II|
|Born||April 9, 1933|
|Died||December 29, 1968(aged 35)|
|Place of birth||Thomaston, Maine, U.S.|
|Place of death||Gò Công, Vietnam|
|Buried at||Cremated, buried at Sea|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1956–1968|
|Unit||PBR Squadron 57|
|Commands held||River Patrol Flotilla 5 (RIVPATFLOT 5)|
Operation Game Warden
Legion of Merit Medal|
Bronze Star Medal(Combat Distinguishing Device)
Combat Action Ribbon
In December 1967, Elliot volunteered for duty in Vietnam, where he served as Commanding Officer of PBR Squadron 57, operating in the Mekong Delta. Under his command, his squadron of river boats achieved an outstanding combat record, taking part in several major riverine operations. On 29 December 1968, Elliot was killed in action while leading his squadron in a riverine interdiction mission. He received the Bronze Star with Combat "V".
Elliot's awards include the Legion of Merit Medal, the Bronze Star with Combat "V", the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service medal with two bronze stars, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm, the National Order of Vietnam (5th Class), the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal and the Navy Expedition Medal.
USS Elliot (DD-967) was named in his honor and in commission from 22 January 1977 to 2 December 2003.
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