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, 307th Strategic Wing
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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  1969-1970, 70250, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)

Staff Sergeant
From Month/Year
June / 1969
To Month/Year
June / 1970
United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Unit Page
Staff Sergeant
70250-Administrative Specialist
U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Force Base
 United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Details

United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
HQ/ Command Element
Parent Unit
Air Forces Numbered
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Last Updated: Sep 4, 2018
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
Promotion to Staff Sergeant while working the night shift in Bomber Ops - October 1, 1969. The officers on my team cracked open a bottle of Martinelli's sparkling apple cider about 3 a.m. after I switched my chevron stripes from 3 to 4. These guys already knew I got my promotion and I was prouder than hell with this moment when I could call myself a Staff Sergeant.

Worst Moment
Too much drinking after work hours - not much else to do when not at the beach.


Other Memories
I can't say more than how truly honored I am to have worked with such a fine group of officers in Bomber Ops. We worked the 12 hour shifts (3 day shifts, 3 nights shifts and then 2 days off before we started the same rotation) preparing the flight plans and doing the crew briefings for the various B-52 sorties over Vietnam (and other unmentionable locations). I was the projectionist behind the screen. The officers (these guys) on my team treated me like I was one of them. I sure wish I had kept in contact with them after leaving the Air Force - Col. Ray Nash, Maj. Bill McCarthy, Maj. Fred Kirby, Capt. Walt Brinkman, Capt. Mike... and others. I salute you all. Every time I look at my U-Tapao photos, I'm filled with pride of the work we did and the great friendship we had with one another during that time we served together. If anyone has ever worked with any of these guys in SAC, please drop me a line. Thanks!

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United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)

King, Dennis, MSgt, (1963-1987) 702 70250 Staff Sergeant
Romero, Epi, MSgt, (1957-1982) 702 70270 Master Sergeant
Fleming, Karl, CMSgt, (1956-1985) 702 70270 Staff Sergeant
Otis, Jackson, MSgt, (1957-1980) 702 70270 Staff Sergeant
Gragg, Ron, SSgt, (1967-1972) 545 54550 Sergeant
Mendez, David, Sgt, (1968-1971) 534 53450 Sergeant
Clay, Lucius Dubignon, Gen, (1942-1975) 66 00066 Major General
McClaine, Richard, Maj, (1954-1974) 801 8016 Major
Licks, Douglas, Capt, (1963-1969) 323 3231A Captain
McCarthy, Albert, Capt, (1968-1971) 174 1744E Captain
Olsen, George H., Capt, (1967-1971) 641 6411 Captain
Richard, Robert, B., Lt Col, (1956-1981) 102 1021A Captain
Stockton, Don, Maj, (1954-1980) 402 4021 Captain
Owens, Edward, CMSgt, (1964-1994) 271 27190 Chief Master Sergeant
Suggs, Ernest, CMSgt, (1953-1975) 733 73390 Chief Master Sergeant
Slager, Richard, SMSgt, (1954-1976) 704 70490 Senior Master Sergeant
Takemoto, Peter, CMSgt, (1950-1974) 733 73390 Senior Master Sergeant
Arnold, Berle, MSgt, (1950-1970) 631 63170A Master Sergeant
Cotton, Robert, MSgt, (1954-1974) 116 116X0 Master Sergeant
Daugherty, Isaac, CMSgt, (1958-1988) 645 64570 Master Sergeant
Butson, David, CMSgt, (1961-1992) 274 27470 Technical Sergeant
Derr, James, MSgt, (1960-1980) 323 32350G Technical Sergeant
Frank, William, CMSgt, (1954-1984) 421 42173 Technical Sergeant
Boast, Arthur, SSgt, (1965-1971) 532 53250 Staff Sergeant
Borelli, Dennis, MSgt, (1964-1995) 704 70470 Staff Sergeant
Chandler, Robert D., CCM, (1966-2005) 114 11450 Staff Sergeant
Clavel, Ricardo, SSgt, (1966-1970) 301 30150 Staff Sergeant
Davies, Stephen, MSgt, (1968-1992) 534 53450 Staff Sergeant
Ellis, Bobby, SSgt, (1967-1971) 811 81170 Staff Sergeant
Fehl, Gary, MSgt, (1964-1985) 671 67170 Staff Sergeant
Georgieff, Ellen, SSgt, (1966-1974) 902 90272 Staff Sergeant
Georgieff, Gregory, SSgt, (1966-1976) 301 30153A Staff Sergeant
Hadden, Thomas R., MSgt, (1966-1991) 631 63170 Staff Sergeant
Harper, Carl, SSgt, (1968-1977) 811 81170 Staff Sergeant
Hutton, John, SSgt, (1968-1974) 421 423X4 Staff Sergeant
Kikta, Robert, TSgt, (1961-1981) 328 32870A Staff Sergeant
Lederman, Richard, CMSgt, (1965-2002) 301 30153 Staff Sergeant
Lockhart, Bruce, SSgt, (1965-1969) 432 43200 Staff Sergeant
Pelletier, Dana, SMSgt, (1968-2006) 607 60750A Staff Sergeant
Reed, Monty, SSgt, (1968-1976) 432 43270 Staff Sergeant
Rose, George, SSgt, (1965-1969) 301 30150 Staff Sergeant
Shannon, William, MSgt, (1963-1985) 431 43171C Staff Sergeant
Shaw, Gary G., SSgt, (1956-1969) 563 56370 Staff Sergeant
Sims, Jerome, SSgt, (1967-1971) 630 63150 Staff Sergeant
TAYLOR, KEITH, MSgt, (1963-1987) 431 43171C Staff Sergeant
Taylor, Richard, MSgt, (1963-1983) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Andersen, Charles, CMSgt, (1966-1993) 431 43151B Sergeant
Anderson, Larry, Sgt, (1968-1971) 645 64550 Sergeant
Bowers, Edward, Sgt, (1965-1969) 811 81170 Sergeant
Branson, Gary, TSgt, (1966-1982) 571 57150 Sergeant
Branson, Gary, TSgt, (1966-1982) 571 57150 Sergeant
Clay, Richard, Sgt, (1966-1970) 605 60551 Sergeant
Curry, Steve, Sgt, (1966-1969) 3P 81150 Sergeant
Digby, Dale, Sgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151E Sergeant
Drawdy, William D., SSgt, (1967-1970) 301 30153 Sergeant
Drawdy, William D., SSgt, (1967-1970) 301 30153 Sergeant
Elfers, Thomas L, Sgt, (1967-1971) 325 32550A Sergeant
Gattis, Stephen, SSgt, (1966-1970) 3P 81150 Sergeant
Hall, Gary, SSgt, (1967-1972) 461 46150 Sergeant

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