Rudolph Charles Betlach, USN
Served on the USS Boxer
August 1957-August 1960
For a minute, I thought it was Gomer Pyle!!
Rudy enlisted in the US Navy in August of 1957.
He was assigned shore duty at the
Great Lakes Naval Training Station Fire Department
for approximately 1 1/2  years.
He served aboard the
USS Boxer LPH 4, an Assault Air Craft Carrier.
He attended Assault Boat Training School while aboard,
at Little Creek, Virginia which qualified him as an
Assault Boat Coxswain.
He was Honorably Discharged
August 4, 1960