De Venuta, Martin, SSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
70250-Administrative Specialist
Current/Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 70250, 8th Air Force
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
70230-Apprentice Administrative Specialist
Service Years
1966 - 1970
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Staff Sergeant

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

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

 Military Association Memberships
Post 8063, Lamorinda PostVietnam Veterans of Diablo ValleyB-52 Stratofortress AssociationUTAPAO Alumni Association
Tan Son Nhut AssociationAir Force Together We ServedTroop Carrier/Tactical Airlift AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
AF120AFSA 1320
  2000, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8063, Lamorinda Post (Life Member) (Lafayette, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2006, Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley1
  2008, B-52 Stratofortress Association [Verified]
  2008, UTAPAO Alumni Association [Verified]
  2008, Tan Son Nhut Association [Verified]
  2008, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2014, Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Association (AFA), AF120 (Member) (San Francisco, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), AFSA 1320 (Life Member) (Travis AFB, California) - Chap. Page

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  1969-1969, 70250, 4258th Strategic Wing

From Month/Year
June / 1969
To Month/Year
October / 1969
4258th Strategic Wing Unit Page
70250-Administrative Specialist
U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Force Base
 4258th Strategic Wing Details

4258th Strategic Wing
Combat - Command Element
Parent Unit
Air Force Wings
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: May 5, 2019
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Major Jim McCarthy, Major Numes, Col. Ray Nash, Capt. Walt Brinkman, Maj. Fred Kirby and me - the "A Team" at Bomber Ops (one hell of a great group that loved to party together and work our asses off on those 12 hour shifts).

Best Moment
When I got my Staff Sgt. stripe, I told my boss who was also an E-5 to bug off since we were of equal rank. He just loved to pick on me and it felt good to speak my mind.


Worst Moment
Enduring the rain during monsoon season at U-Tapao.  It was a good thing that I was living in those new 3-story concrete barracks.

Other Memories
Working the 12 hour shifts was routine for everyone. I'd go to the beach on-base whenever I could. I had a fishing pole but never caught anything off the beach. It was a great distraction to pass the time. There were the occasional visits to Newland and Pattaya. I went to Bangkok at least twice and once to Chang Mai.

My Photos For This Unit
U-Tapao Royal Thai Airfield, Thailand
U-Tapao- Me at desk in our dorm room
38 Members Also There at Same Time
4258th Strategic Wing

Fields, Harry, Sgt, (1967-1971) 702 70250 Sergeant
Conner, William, Sgt, (1964-Present) 431 43151F Sergeant
Peterson, Brian, Sgt, (1966-1970) 323 32350G Sergeant
Ceballos, Peter, Maj, (1945-1970) M10 M 1038 Major
McDaniel, Jim, Capt, (1962-1969) 402 4024 Captain
Radke, Mike, MSgt, (1957-1978) 323 32371 Master Sergeant
Eisenman, John, TSgt, (1967-1971) 431 43151C Technical Sergeant
Furr, James, SMSgt, (1957-1979) 274 27470 Technical Sergeant
Pumford, John N., TSgt 112 112X0 Technical Sergeant
Walsh, William, MSgt, (1954-1980) 424 42472 Technical Sergeant
Champlin, James, TSgt, (1961-1981) 323 32350G Staff Sergeant
Clark, David B, SMSgt, (1964-1987) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Derr, James, MSgt, (1960-1980) 323 32370C Staff Sergeant
Louviere, Anthony (Pete), SSgt, (1966-1970) 732 73250 Staff Sergeant
McGinnis, Franklin, MSgt, (1958-1980) 325 32570 Staff Sergeant
Mehrhoff, Mel, SSgt, (1965-1974) 301 30171 Staff Sergeant
Winters, Thomas, SSgt, (1962-1970) 422 42271 Staff Sergeant
Bernier, Dave, Sgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151E Sergeant
Collins, George, SSgt, (1966-1972) 423 42350 Sergeant
Cooper, Lorren, Sgt, (1965-1969) 431 43133 Sergeant
Jones, Frederick, SMSgt, (1967-2004) 462 46250 Sergeant
Moore, Ronald, Sgt, (1968-1972) 421 42153 Sergeant
Pennington, Ritchie, Sgt, (1966-1969) 00 00000 Sergeant
Kleinsmith, Richard, SSgt, (1966-1970) 732 73250A Airman 1st Class
Lance, Don, A1C, (1966-1970) 431 43151E Airman 1st Class
Dahlback, Jerry, Sgt, (1967-1970) 462 46250 Airman 1st Class
Provost, Joe, Sgt, (1968-1972) 431 43151E Airman 1st Class
Evans, John, A1C, (1965-1970) 113 113X0 Airman 1st Class
Provost, Joseph, Sgt, (1968-1972) 431 43131E Airman 1st Class
Saldana, Joseph Ralph, SSgt, (1967-1971) 645 64550 Airman 1st Class
Anderson, G.F., Maj, (1960-1980) Major
Blazer, William, Capt Captain
Darkenwald, James M., Capt Captain
Lingle, Charles Spencer, Lt Col, (1954-1974) Captain
Louviere, Anthony, SSgt, (1966-1970) 00 Staff Sergeant
Cassidy, Danny, SMSgt, (1963-1991) Sergeant
Parrott, Charles, A1C, (1966-1970) Airman 1st Class
Lambert, Ron, Maj, (1963-1983) Captain

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