De Venuta, Martin, SSgt

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

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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, 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing

Airman 2nd Class
From Month/Year
August / 1967
To Month/Year
February / 1968
463rd Tactical Airlift Wing Unit Page
Airman 2nd Class
70230-Apprentice Administrative Specialist
Mactan Isle Airfield
 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing Details

463rd Tactical Airlift Wing
Combat - Command Element
Parent Unit
Air Force Airlift Wings
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2012
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Greg Steinmetz from Wisconsin, Bill Lucas from Indiana and Roy Seymour (not certain on his home state).

Worst Moment
Having one too many San Miguel beers one night at the Breezeway Lounge (the Airman's Club). I heard the guys carried me back to my hootch bed - it was that bad. When I went to work the next day, I asked CMS Hansen, my NCOIC, if I could have the day off and he said no way. It was a hard lesson to learn.


Other Memories
Taking the ferry to Cebu, drinking beer and laying in the hammock at Marigondon and Maribago beaches on Mactan and riding the back of a motorcycle (the one and only time in my life that I was ever on a motorcycle) with Bill Lucas through the hills and barios of Mactan. Making the MARS phone calls back to family in the U.S. were interesting, too short and challenging at times.

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44 Members Also There at Same Time
463rd Tactical Airlift Wing

Lamirand, Gerald, MSgt, (1967-1990) 702 70230 Airman 1st Class
Kruchek, Charles, Lt Col, (1966-1987) 105 1055C Lieutenant Colonel
Wallace, Arthur, Lt Col, (1964-1985) 105 1055B Lieutenant Colonel
Hamlin, Dennis, Maj, (1966-1988) 101 101 Major
McElroy, John Lee, Maj, (1956-1968) 153 1531A Major
Moreland, Stephen Craig, 1st Lt, (1966-1968) 111 1111B First Lieutenant
Reed, Terry Michael, 1st Lt, (1967-1969) 102 1021A First Lieutenant
Webb, Tom, Capt, (1966-1971) M10 M 1024 First Lieutenant
Davis, Hubert, SMSgt, (1953-1973) 421 42193 Senior Master Sergeant
Turney, Benny, SMSgt, (1965-1991) 431 43199 Senior Master Sergeant
Caldwell, Alfred, MSgt, (1961-1981) 431 43191 Master Sergeant
Brosius, James, SSgt, (1964-1968) 607 60770 Staff Sergeant
Duane, James, SSgt, (1966-1969) 431 43171F Staff Sergeant
Hepler, Frank Monroe, SSgt, (1958-1968) 113 113X0 Staff Sergeant
Keiser, William, MSgt, (1954-1975) 432 43270 Staff Sergeant
Loos, Jerry, SSgt, (1965-1972) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Sugai, Jeffery, SMSgt, (1964-2003) 631 63150A Sergeant
Todd, Larry Richard, Sgt, (1964-1968) 607 60770 Sergeant
Williams, Gerald, Sgt, (1965-1969) 431 43151F Sergeant
Rehm, Terry Michael, A1C, (1961-1967) 435 43550B Airman 1st Class
Clark, Ronald, Sgt, (1965-1969) 325 32550A Airman 2nd Class
Gruber, Donald, Sgt, (1966-1970) 232 23250 Airman 2nd Class
Johnson, Kenneth Lee, A1C, (1966-1968) [Other Service Rank]
Braybrooke, Christopher, Lt Col, (1951-1967) Lieutenant Colonel
Kearby, Jean Arthur, Lt Col, (1943-1969) Lieutenant Colonel
Bucher, Bernard Ludwig, Maj, (1942-1968) Major
McDaniel, John Lewis, Maj, (1956-1968) Major
Stow, Lilburn Ray, Maj, (1952-1968) Major
Burkett, Scott McClelland, Capt, (1961-1967) Captain
HAYDEN, Robert, Maj, (1964-1985) Captain
McKinstry, James J., Capt, (1960-1968) Captain
Starkweather, Jerome Frank, Capt, (1955-1967) Captain
Davis, Ronald, Capt, (1967-1972) First Lieutenant
Blaylock, Beryl Stanley, SSgt, (1957-1968) Staff Sergeant
Glover, David Cyril, SSgt, (1954-1967) Staff Sergeant
Kannel, Donald Lee, SSgt, (1956-1967) Staff Sergeant
McDonald, Billy Wallace, SSgt, (1953-1969) Staff Sergeant
Libby, Scott, MSgt, (1966-1987) Sergeant
Wald, Jerry, A1C, (1965-1969) 391 Airman 1st Class
Ruyff, Ronald Paul, A2C, (1965-1967) Airman 2nd Class
Anderson, Robert William, Maj, (1953-1967) Major
Brunner, Gary Edward, Capt, (1966-1969) Captain
Long, George Wendell, A1C, (1966-1968) Airman 1st Class
Airlift Control Element (ALCE)

Cikan, John, MSgt, (1963-1985) 271 27170 Master Sergeant

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