Brown, Clyde, SSgt

Communications Systems
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
29372C-Airborne Radio Communications Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
Communications Systems
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 29372, 31st Communications Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
00000-not listed
29231-Apprentice Morse Intercept Operator
29330-Apprentice Ground Radio Operator
29251-Morse Intercept Operator
29350-Ground Radio Operator
29350E-Ground Radio Operator
29352C-Airborne Radio Operator
29372-Airborne Radio and Flight Inspection Technician
Service Years
1956 - 1969
Foreign Language(s)
German
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Cuban Missile Crisis
Staff Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Missileman (Basic)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal KC-135 2000 Hour


 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Together We ServedAir Force Communicators & Air Traffic Controllers AssociationVeterans of the Vietnam WarPost 454, John H. Kraus Post
Post 635Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2009, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2010, Air Force Communicators & Air Traffic Controllers Association
  2013, Veterans of the Vietnam War
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 454, John H. Kraus Post (Member) (Bloomington, Illinois) - Chap. Page
  2014, American Legion, Post 635 (Deceased Member (Honor Roll)) (Normal, Illinois) - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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  1959-1960, 29251, 6915th Radio Squadron Mobile

Airman 2nd Class
From Month/Year
July / 1959
To Month/Year
January / 1960
Unit
6915th Radio Squadron Mobile Unit Page
Rank
Airman 2nd Class
MOS
29251-Morse Intercept Operator
Location
Hof am Saale
Country/State
Germany, West
   
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 6915th Radio Squadron Mobile Details

6915th Radio Squadron Mobile
redesig 6913th ESS
Type
Garrison - Support/ Materiele
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Parent Unit
Air Force Security Service - Silent Warriors
Strength
Squadron
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2014
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Bill (Elfi) Houck, Johnny (Velma) Pace, Dewey (Irene) Tweed, Kenneth (Shirley) Good, Thomas Anthony (Tony); (All of whom attended my wedding to Sigrid Sobottka on 7 January 1960), and Jon Huggins.

Best Moment
On January 7, 1960, married Sigrid Helga Elfriede Sobottka, originally from Gelsenkirchen-Buer, West Germany.

   

Worst Moment
Lost my codeword clearance when I put papers in to marry Sigrid (but, she is worth it).

And then having to destroy my 1952 Mecedes V170 automobile, which had broken down in France in August 1959, and had to be stored at a USAF base. Called on December 30, 1959 by Base Commander that I had come down and sign paperwork allowing them to destroy the vehicle, since had ordered All American forces to be out of their country by January 1, 1960.

Car was placed in a deep ditch, and set afire with gasoline, to prevent anyone from stealing it, or any parts, before it was actually covered up.

Chain of Command
6915th RSM, 6910 RGM, USAFSS, NSA

   

Other Memories
Transferred to Det. #5, 6910RGM, Hof am Salle, Germany on September 8, 1958, to become sole Morse Code Intercept Operator assigned to that site, at that time. My mission was to establish Intercept frequencies for foreign military targets. Worked with the Easy trick (all day workers). Remained on days until A2C Charles R. Farris reported as assistant in November 1958.

   
My Photos For This Unit
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1 Member Also There at Same Time
6915th Radio Squadron Mobile

Jost, Stephen, SSgt, (1955-1962) 203 20351 Staff Sergeant

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