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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  1967-1968, 70230, 315th Air Division

Airman 3rd Class
From Month/Year
June / 1967
To Month/Year
January / 1968
315th Air Division Unit Page
Airman 3rd Class
70230-Apprentice Administrative Specialist
Tan Son Nhut AB
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
 315th Air Division Details

315th Air Division
Garrison - Command Element
Parent Unit
Air Divisions
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Jun 8, 2014
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
2 TDY assignments to Tan Son Nhut working on the flight line at Operation Lima Alpha Bravo (OLAB), 315th Air Division. No time to make long term friends.

Best Moment
One night, I missed the last bus going to my billet (Tate Hall) off base in Saigon. I'm sitting on the curb outside the TSN Airman's Club and hear a bunch of guys talking as they passed me. I swore that I knew one of the voices so I run up to these guys and blurted out "Jack Satterwaithe". This guy turns around, looks at me and says "Tony?" (my brother's name). Jack was my neighbor growing up in Newark, New Jersey, and I hadn't seen him in about 5 years when my family moved to the suburbs. Lucky for me that I was able to sleep that night under a roof in his barracks. Anyone know Jack?


Worst Moment
Several - getting too drunk many times. Almost got demoted for accidentally taking a Lt. General's jeep by mistake for an errand trip to PX in Cholon District of Saigon. I heard he was pretty pissed off that he had to return up country without his jeep. I'll never live that one down.

Other Memories
Eating hamburgers almost every night for dinner for about 4 months at the USO so that I could save my TDY pay and combat pay. Actually, they were pretty darn good hamburgers.

I never got to wear the 315th Air Dvision's patch on my fatigues as I didn't know about it at the time of my 2 TDY tours to Tan Son Nhut - my PACAF patch covered it all.

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21 Members Also There at Same Time
315th Air Division

Wade, Charles, SMSgt, (1957-1977) 702 70270 Technical Sergeant
Bucher, Bernard Ludwig, Maj, (1942-1968) 111 1111A Major
McElroy, John Lee, Maj, (1956-1968) 153 1531A Major
Goldsmith, Nathan, Maj, (1952-1974) 105 1051C Captain
Parker, Frank Claveloux, Maj, (1961-1967) 157 1575 Captain
Van Buren, Gerald Gordon, Lt Col, (1957-1967) 105 1053B Captain
Moreland, Stephen Craig, 1st Lt, (1966-1968) 111 1111B First Lieutenant
Strain, Don, Capt, (1964-1968) 604 6041 First Lieutenant
Hebert, Michael, TSgt, (1963-1983) 274 27470 Technical Sergeant
Brosius, James, SSgt, (1964-1968) 607 60770 Staff Sergeant
Eckley, Wayne Alvin, CMSgt, (1954-1967) 435 43550 Staff Sergeant
Krolczyk, Vincent, SSgt, (1964-1968) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Stevens, Mark, Sgt, (1966-1970) 271 27150 Sergeant
Talbert, Thomas, Sgt, (1964-1968) 431 43151F Sergeant
Vanzant, Samuel, SSgt, (1965-1969) 605 60551 Sergeant
McGowan, Samuel, TSgt, (1963-1975) 607 60750 Airman 1st Class
McLemore, Don, A1C, (1965-1968) 421 42153 Airman 2nd Class
Jones, Donald R., MSgt, (1960-1980) 122 Sergeant
Chaney, David Michael, A1C, (1960-1967) Airman 1st Class
Moore, Leslie, MSgt, (1964-1984) Airman 2nd Class
Ewell, Donald, CMSgt, (1947-1970) Chief Master Sergeant

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