Kent, Nacey, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43131C-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 19th Military Airlift Squadron
Service Years
1962 - 1969

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Contact Info
Home Town
Salt Lake City
Last Address
State of Washington

Date of Passing
May 01, 2004
Location of Interment
Tahoma National Cemetery - Kent, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section P Row D. Site 101

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US Air Force Honorable Discharge

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Last Known Activity
Nacey Kent Jr. was living near Eatonville, Washington (State) when he passed away on May 1, 2004. He is buried at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington, Section P Row D. Site 101 (Source: U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006,

"Soaring with Eagles, riding his Harley, a Vietnam hero passes away." Source: Standard-Examiner- (May/14/2004)


Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742,United States Code, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Cross to Sergeant Nacey Kent Jr. (AFSN: Note: left off for purposes of this profile), United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force as an AC-47 Flight Engineer in the 4th Air Commando Squadron (Fire Support), 14th Air Commando Wing, in action near Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam on 5 May 1968. On that date, Sergeant Kent and the AC-47 crew were defending Pleiku Air Base against a hostile mortar and rocket attack when their aircraft was critically damaged by a hostile projectile. Although Sergeant Kent's leg was broken in the ensuing crash, he helped the enlisted crew to evacuate, reentered the burning aircraft to carry out the seriously wounded navigator to safety, and then entered the aircraft again to aid the other crew members and to fight the fire. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship and aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Sergeant Kent reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force."

Other Comments:
Naccy Kent, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on August 3, 1962. Completed Basic Training at Lackland and trained as an Aircraft Mechanic at Sheppard AFB, Texas.


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 Unit Assignments
3rd Organizational Maintenance SquadronUS Air Force6100th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance SquadronAir Force Bases/ Installations
363rd Field Maintenance Squadron14th Air Commando Wing7th Air Force4th Air Commando Squadron
Hill Air Force Base62nd Military Airlift Wing19th Military Airlift Squadron
  1963-1964, 3rd Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1964-1965, 441st Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1965-1965, 6100th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  1965-1966, Itazuke Air Base
  1966-1967, 363rd Field Maintenance Squadron
  1967-1968, 14th Air Commando Wing
  1967-1968, 7th Air Force
  1967-1968, 113X0, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1968-1969, Hill Air Force Base
  1969-1969, 62nd Military Airlift Wing
  1969-1969, 19th Military Airlift Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
KB-50 Superfortress  C-118 Liftmaster  AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1963-1965, KB-50 Superfortress
  1965-1967, C-118 Liftmaster
  1968-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
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