Bliss, Ronald Glenn, Capt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1973-1974, 1021A, 465th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
Service Years
1964 - 1974
Foreign Language(s)
Russian
Captain

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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Denver, Colorado
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Feb 08, 2005
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 54 Site 5729

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Instructor (post-1966)


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
Nam-POWSAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  1973, Nam-POWS
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was a highly decorated fighter-bomber pilot in Vietnam and was a prisoner of the North Vietnamese for 2,374 days before being released. He became a lawyer after leaving the air force.

His Silver Star (1st of 2) citation:
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant Ronald Glenn Bliss, United States Air Force, for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force in Southeast Asia, on 4 September 1966. On that date, Lieutenant Bliss piloted an F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber through intense anti-aircraft fire to strike a strategic petroleum storage facility within North Vietnam. The dauntless courage and intrepidity exhibited deep within hostile territory were exceptionally conspicuous. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Bliss has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: 4-Sep-66

Service: Air Force

Rank: First Lieutenant

   
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Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1294
http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/b/b090.htm
http://classof1964usafa.org/Public/Bliss_Ronald/history.htm
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=24115
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37915813
 
   
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 Unit Assignments
School Assignments357th Tactical Fighter Squadron - DragonsPrisoner Of War (POW)USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Lackland
465th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
  1964-1965, Pilot Training Class (Unknown)
  1966-1966, 1115A, 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Dragons
  1966-1973, POW North Vietnam
  1973-1973, USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Lackland
  1973-1974, 1021A, 465th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
  1966-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force Academy
  1960-1964, United States Air Force Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  T-38 Talon  
  1965-1966, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
  1973-1974, T-38 Talon
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