Fredericksen, Paul, SSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43151C-Jet Aircraft Mechanic
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1967-1969, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43131C-Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic
43131C-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
43151C-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Service Years
1966 - 1970
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post 1040, Walter A Deebach PostThailand-Laos-Cambodia BrotherhoodChapter 227Chapter 423
Kenosha Area Vietnam VeteransAmerican Veterans (AMVETS)Chapter 20
  1987, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1040, Walter A Deebach Post (Trustee) (Lynnwood, Washington) - Chap. Page
  2006, Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Brotherhood [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA), Chapter 227 (Recine, Wisconsin) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 423 (Life member) (Edmonds, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans1
  2017, American Veterans (AMVETS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2020, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 20 (Kenosha, Wisconsin) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

I was a firefighter with the Kenosha Fire Department in Wisconsin for 28 years and also taught at Gateway Technical College in the Fire Science program for 25 years.

I am involved with several Veterans groups in the area.  I was a guardian for two of my wife's uncles who served in WWII on the 15 Sep 2012.

My wife and I did volunteer work for Nash elementary school one to two days a week in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Moved to Seattle, Wa area to be near our grandchildren in 2015.  

Other Comments:
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Basic Military Training (Amarillo AFB, TX), 3334/3561
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Formal Schools and Training Courses12th Tactical Fighter Squadron18th Tactical Fighter Wing313th Air Division
United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)7th Air ForceTactical Air Command (TAC)469th Tactical Fighter Squadron
388th Tactical Fighter Wing34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Rams44th Tactical Fighter SquadronAir Defense Command (ADC)
5th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1966-1967, 43131C, Fighter Crew Chief Commons Course
  1967-1968, 43131C, 12th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1967-1968, 43151C, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1967-1968, 313th Air Division
  1967-1969, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1967-1969, 7th Air Force
  1967-1969, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1968-1968, 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1968-1969, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1968-1969, 43151C, 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Rams
  1969-1969, 43151C, 44th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1969-1970, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1969-1970, 43151C, 5th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Operation Combat Fox (Korea)
  1968-1969 Vietnam Air Offensive Phase IV Campaign (1968-69)
 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?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
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?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
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.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Wisconsin-ParksideGateway Technical CollegeSouthern Illinois University at CarbondaleUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
City University, Bellevue Washington
  1970-1971, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  1972-1973, Gateway Technical College
  1982-1983, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1984-1984, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  1990-1992, Kennedy-Western University
  1990-1990, City University, Bellevue Washington
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  F-4 Phantom  F-106 Delta Dart  
  1967-1969, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
  1968-1968, F-4 Phantom
  1968-1969, F-4 Phantom
  1969-1970, F-106 Delta Dart
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 19, 2011, Forum Photos2
  Feb 03, 2013, General Photos3
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