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
99000-Basic Airman
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)
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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  1962-1962, 29350, Headquarters, United States Strike Command (USSC)

Airman 1st Class
From Month/Year
January / 1962
To Month/Year
December / 1962
Headquarters Unit Page
Airman 1st Class
29350-Ground Radio Operator
MacDill AFB
 Headquarters, United States Strike Command (USSC) Details

Headquarters, United States Strike Command (USSC)
HQ/ Command Element
Parent Unit
United States Strike Command (USSC)
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: May 13, 2015
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
A3C Charles Guilmette
PFC Michael A. Smith
A3C William Waite
A1C John A. Marshall
A1C Harold Jones
A1C Olin Gober

Best Moment
Verbal Field commendation by Commanding General (I called him "sir") for the Blue Army during Joint Exercise at Ft. Hood, Texas in 1962. "Sir" was so impressed because of my team's camoflauging of our TSC-15 Radio Van. The job was done so well, that the General and his party, including our Platoon Leader (1st Lt. Hibschle) were unable to locate it during visual inspection of the hillside on which we were situated. PFC Smith had simply driven the Radio Van into a lone Water Oak Tree, completely hiding it and the 50 whip antennae used for communications to our forces. A3C Gilmette and I had strung EE-8 wire from the van to the Platoon communications tent (located in a draw about 75 yards form the tree), and covered the wires by digging a trench in the hard Texas soil (otherwise known as rocks) and covering them. This was to prevent Tank commanders (unfriendly and otherwise) from doing "wheelies" on our wire, which was their habit during this type of exercise.


Worst Moment
Sent TDY to Panama Canal Zone, never to return to STRICOM. TDY turned PCS for Project Blue Baron. Panama was great also, but missed my STRICOM buddies (AF and Army).

Chain of Command
TSgt Beardsley, 1st Lt. Hibschle


Other Memories
TDY to Cross City on October 22, 1962 for Exercise High Heels III (otherwise known as The Cuban Missile Crisis). NCOIC Army SFC Bruno Castagera, TSC-15 Radio team consisting of myself (Team Leader), William Waite (Radio Operator) and Pvt Michael R Smith (Driver/Radio Operator); TSC-20 Radio team consisting of A1C Olen E Gober, A1C Samuel L Micolucci (Radio Operators), A1C Jack T Prince (Crypto).

My Photos For This Unit
PFC Michael R. Smith
TSC-15 Radio Van
7 Members Also There at Same Time
United States Strike Command (USSC)

Zoller, Virgil Lee, Brig Gen, (1932-1963) 809 8091 Brigadier General
French, John, Brig Gen, (1940-1970) 141 1416 Colonel
Cole, James, A1C, (1959-1963) 543 54350 Airman 1st Class
Harmon, Phil, A1C, (1958-1963) 291 29150 Airman 1st Class
Johnson, Charles D., A2C, (1959-1965) 622 62250 Airman 2nd Class
Holloway, Bruce Keener, Gen, (1937-1972) Lieutenant General
Holloway, Bruce Keener, Gen, (1937-1972) Lieutenant General
Beard, Dwight, SSgt Staff Sergeant

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