Blankenship, Larry K, Sgt

Aircraft Maintenance
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43250-Jet Engine Mechanic
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 43250, 63rd Field Maintenance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43210-Jet Engine Mechanic
43230-Apprentice Jet Engine Mechanic
Service Years
1966 - 1970
Enlisted Collar Insignia

 Official Badges 

US Pacific Command Headquarters Air Force

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Semi-retired carpenter. Working parttime for Home Depot just to stay active and out in public.
Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

My Map

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria

CambodiaLaosThailandUnited StatesVietnam

Places that I have "worked and played

 Remembrance Profiles -  3 Airmen Remembered
  • Roper, Mark, A1C
  • Roper, Mark, A1C
  • Young, Roger, A1C
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Basic Military Training (Amarillo AFB, TX), 3332/312
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Training Units1001st Field Maintenance SquadronHeadquarters Command (HQ USAF)89th Airlift Wing
20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets7th Air Force13th Air Force
  1966-1966, 43210, 3700th Basic Military Training Wing (Staff)
  1966-1966, 43230, 3377th School Squadron (Cadre)
  1967-1968, 43230, 1001st Field Maintenance Squadron
  1967-1968, 43230, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1967-1968, 89th Airlift Wing
  1968-1969, 43250, 20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
  1968-1969, 43250, 7th Air Force
  1968-1969, 13th Air Force
  1969-1970, 43250, 63rd Field Maintenance Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Air Force.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter a situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Air Force?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-100 Super Sabre  VC-135 VIP Aircraft  C-140 Jetstar II  C-130 Hercules  
HH-3/CH-3E  Jolly Green Giant  UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)  C-141 Starlifter  
  1966-1966, F-100 Super Sabre
  1967-1968, VC-135 VIP Aircraft
  1967-1968, C-140 Jetstar II
  1967-1968, C-130 Hercules
  1968-1969, HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant
  1968-1969, UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)
  1969-1970, C-141 Starlifter
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