Feuerriegel, Karl Theodore, Col

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1968-1974, Bergstrom Air Force Base
Service Years
1942 - 1974
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Contact Info
Home Town
Phoenix, Arizona
Last Address
Prescott, Arizona

Date of Passing
Mar 04, 2008
Location of Interment
Prescott National Cemetery - Prescott, Arizona
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 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force Air Force Commander Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Combat Crew

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Air Force Retired AAFTTC Instructor

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2017, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He flew combat missions in WWII and Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force Mar 31, 1974.

His AF cross citation:

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 Lieutenant Colonel Karl T. Feuerriegel (AFSN: 0-762299), United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force as a Forward Air Controller of the 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron, Nha Trang Air Base, Vietnam, in action at Nha Trang, Republic of Vietnam, on 30 January 1968. On that date, in conjunction with the Tet Offensive, a large, well-equipped hostile force entered the city, intent on overrunning military installations and releasing a large contingent of hostile captives from the local prison. The hostiles' entrenched positions prevented reinforcements from reaching the battle areas where friendly forces were in dire need of support. Lieutenant Colonel Feuerriegel, despite great personal risk from heavy automatic weapons fire, repeatedly attacked hostile positions in an O-2 aircraft armed with high explosive rockets. He systematically silenced three machine gun positions and neutralized two fortified hostile companies, thereby preventing the annihilation of beleaguered friendly units. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness, Lieutenant Colonel Feuerriegel reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: 30-Jan-68

Service: Air Force

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron

Division: Nha Trang Air Base, Vietnam

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)741st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy	455th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Air Force Bases/ InstallationsUS Air ForceArizona Air National Guard197th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
3526th Pilot Training Squadron (Cadre)81st Fighter-Bomber Squadron462nd Tactical Fighter Squadron4511th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Cadre)
4512th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Cadre)45th Tactical Fighter SquadronHeadquarters Command (HQ USAF)21st Tactical Air Support Squadron
Bergstrom Air Force Base
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, USAAF Flying Training Command
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1092, 741st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1092, 455th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1945-1945, Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1945-1947, Air Force Reserve Command
  1947-1951, Arizona Air National Guard
  1951-1951, AAF MOS 1055, 197th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1951-1952, Luke Air Force Base
  1952-1955, AAF MOS 770, 3526th Pilot Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1955-1958, 1021A, 81st Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1958-1958, 1021A, 462nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1958-1960, 1021A, 4511th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1960-1962, 1021A, 4512th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1962-1963, 1021A, 45th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1963-1964, Supply Units
  1964-1967, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1967-1968, 1441A, 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1968-1974, Bergstrom Air Force Base
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 World War II/American Theater
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  T-28 Trojan  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  F-86 Sabre  
F-100 Super Sabre  F-84 Thunderjet  O-2 Skymaster  
  1944-1945, B-24 Liberator
  1952-1955, T-28 Trojan
  1952-1955, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1955-1958, F-86 Sabre
  1958-1962, F-100 Super Sabre
  1962-1963, F-84 Thunderjet
  1967-1968, O-2 Skymaster
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