Joseph Robert Tenpenny
Engineman 3rd Class
1946 - 2007
Joe brought his Abanaki Indian Heritage to the U. S. Navy and served from Jan. 26, 1965 thru Jan. 25, 1971.
After attending Assault Boat Engineer School he reported aboard USS Skagit where he served as an Engineman in M Division.
For his service during Vietnam he was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Joe lost his final battle at the Oklahoma City VA hospital January 5, 2007 while undergoing heart surgery.
He left behind his wife and 5 children.
M Division 1967