Feuz, Paul, MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
113X0-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1985-1990, 113X0, 22nd Military Airlift Squadron
Service Years
1964 - 1990
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1946
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by MSgt Scott Rogers, Jr. (VPA) to remember Feuz, Paul (M.), MSgt.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Portland
Last Address
Spokane, WA

Date of Passing
Feb 24, 2015
 
Location of Interment
Spokane Memorial Gardens - Spokane, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates

 Official Badges 

US Pacific Command Military Airlift Command Pacific Air Forces Combat Crew

Air Force Retired 3 Air Force Retired Mishap-Free Flying Hour Award 5,000 Hrs


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge C-5 Galaxy 1000 Hour C-5 Galaxy 2000 Hour C-5 Galaxy 5000 Hour

Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary




 Military Association Memberships
Post 51, Ensign John R. Monaghan PostAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  1995, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 51, Ensign John R. Monaghan Post (Member) (Spokane, Washington) - Chap. Page
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM)1 - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity



CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF
THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
TO
PAUL M. FEUZ
Staff Sergeant Paul M. Feuz distinguished himself by extraordinary achievment while participating in aerial flight as an AC-119G Illuminator Operator near Song Mao, Republic of Vietnam, on 19 June 1970.  On that night, Sergeant Feuz's aircraft was scrambled from ground alert to aid a United States Ranger unit which was completely surrounded by a hostile force.  Through excellent coordination with the ground to provide the critically needed illumination, Sergeant Feuz enabled his aircraft to fire to within 30 meters of the friendly positions.  Having broken the attack and inflicted heavy personnel and supply losses on the hostile force, Sergeant Feuz's aircraft remained overhead as long as possible to prevent the hostile force from renewing their attack.  The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Feuz reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.



Scott Rogers Jr Paul Feuz Passed away on February 24th, 2015 due to Cancer. It was first discovered in November of 2014. Paul was directly involved with "Operation RanchHand," in Vietnam. This involved the spraying of Agent Orange. I am not a betting person, but if I were, I'd lay my chips on Orange. If you haven't had any checkups for this, there is still time. RIP Paul, safe landing on your next destination. Scotty.

Jerry Thorpe Thanks for the info Scott, Paul was a good guy.
 
Dave, my heart is sadden that one of our own has passed to the other side but he will always and forever be in my heart, he was a great person and a fantastic friend he will be missed by all Shadow family members. Paul will shine the eternal light upon us forever.
 
On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 7:46 PM, David Voisey <dvoisey@hotmail.com> wrote:
Paul was the IO on my first crew assignment with Charlie Meier as Pilot.  
 
I know if you remember him, you understand our loss.  Feb. 24, 2014
 
dv

Subject: Crew member down
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:35:58 -0700
 
 
Gentlemen,
 
Dona, Paul's wife; alerted Dave Voisey that Paul, our IO, turned the searchlight off for the final time this morning at about 1000 hours, CT.  
 
Paul's cancer proceeded from a couple of growths in his mouth to his throat, and, in his last message to me, ultimately into his lungs. 
 
Funeral arrangements are pending.
 
Charlie
 
   
Other Comments:
Article taken from The Oregon Journal, Tuesday June 1, 1971

Portlander Wins Distinguished Flying Cross 
"Air Force SSgt. Paul M. Feuz, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. John Weigant, 705 NE Holland St., has received the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary aerial achievement in Vietnam.  He was an illuminator aboard an aircraft which went to the assistance of a U.S. Ranger unit surrounded by an enemy force near Song Mao.  The sergeant provided critically needed illumination which enabled fire to be directed from the aircraft within 100 feet of the friendly positions."

Personal Letter Dated, June 10, 1971, From Mark O. Hatfield
United States Senator

Dear Sergeant Feuz:

Word has just reached me that you were recently awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary action during your stay in Vietnam and I want to send my congratulations to you.  Your act of heroism in the particular instance cited in connection with your honor was indeed a brave one and I am sure you are extremely proud to be singled out to receive one of our country's highest honors.
I hope you and your family are enjoying your stay at Lockbourne Air Force Base.
Best wishes now and for the future.

Sincerely,

Mark O. Hatfield
United States Senator
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Air Force362nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron7th Air Force12th Air Commando Squadron
17th Special Operations Squadron415th Special Operations Training Squadron (Cadre)22nd Military Airlift Squadron56th Military Airlift Squadron
443rd Military Airlift Wing60th Military Airlift Wing
  1965-1966, 4408th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1966-1967, 43132F, 362nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron
  1966-1971, 7th Air Force
  1967-1968, 43151C, 12th Air Commando Squadron
  1968-1970, 32351, 17th Special Operations Squadron
  1970-1971, 43151A, 17th Special Operations Squadron
  1971-1974, 111X0, 415th Special Operations Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1975-1978, 113X0, 22nd Military Airlift Squadron
  1978-1982, 113X0, 56th Military Airlift Squadron
  1978-1982, 113X0, 443rd Military Airlift Wing
  1982-1985, 113X0, 60th Military Airlift Wing
  1985-1990, 113X0, 22nd Military Airlift Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1964-1973 (FOB) Bien Hoa Air Base
  1964-1973 (FOB) Tan Son Nhut Air Base
  1966-1967 Operation Ranch Hand
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)/Battle of Khe Sanh
  1970-1970 Operation Menu
  1970-1970 Vietnam War - Commando Hunt V Campaign (1970-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War - Commando Hunt VI Campaign (1971)
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 Colleges Attended 
Community College of the Air Force
  1964-1990, Community College of the Air Force
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  C-123 Provider  C-46 Commando  AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
AC-130H/U Spectre/Spooky II  AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger  C-5 Galaxy  
  1966-1967, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1966-1967, C-123 Provider1
  1966-1968, C-46 Commando
  1967-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
  1967-1974, AC-130H/U Spectre/Spooky II
  1969-1970, AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger
  1973-1990, C-5 Galaxy
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