De Venuta, Martin, SSgt

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Staff Sergeant
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70250-Administrative Specialist
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Primary Unit
1970-1970, 70250, 8th Air Force
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70230-Apprentice Administrative Specialist
Service Years
1966 - 1970
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  2000, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8063, Lamorinda Post (Life Member) (Lafayette, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
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  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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  1968-1969, 70230, 410th Bombardment Wing, Heavy

Airman 1st Class
From Month/Year
March / 1968
To Month/Year
April / 1969
410th Bombardment Wing, Heavy Unit Page
Airman 1st Class
70230-Apprentice Administrative Specialist
K.I. Sawyer AFB, Marquette
 410th Bombardment Wing, Heavy Details

410th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
HQ/ Command Element
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Air Force Wings
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Last Updated: Dec 28, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Andy (last name unknown) who transferred out to Radio School to get out of KI Sawyer and three other guys - Rick (last name unknown), Mack McMillan and Jim Jones.

I kept in touch with Jim and his wife, Margaret, for many years after I left the Air Force but eventually lost contact with him. Jim was a "fatherly" figure to a lot of us young Airmen. I am truly honored to have known Jim.

Best Moment
Meeting a Boom Operator named Jim Jones. Jim was a Chief Master Sgt. He and his wife, Margaret, took a lot of us young airmen in HQ under their wings. I ate a lot of great dinners at their house on-base instead of eating in the Mess Hall. Jim was also a Korea POW.

My other best moment at KIS was when I got promoted to Sgt (E-4) before I left for Thailand.


Worst Moment
Being called before the Wing Commander because my Mom and Dad wrote to my NJ congressman that I hated picking up cigarette butts on base and that I wanted to get transfered. Little did I know that after I got transferred to U-Tapao, Thailand, the Wing commander from KIS would become the Wing Commander at U-Tapao while I was there. What a small world. The old saying back then was - once in SAC / always in SAC. Actually, I'm very proud of my service in SAC at KIS and U-T.

Other Memories
Fishing on the Escanaba River and smelt fishing (at night) on the shores of Lake Superior with Jim and Rick. Jim, Rick and I use to go fishing regularly on the Escanaba River. Rick had the boat that he always transported on the top of his vehicle. We had a great bond as friends and Airmen. Wow, it's hard to not get sentimental about these two guys. I lost my basic fear of water fishing with those 2 guys.

My Photos For This Unit
Just after being promoted to Sgt
25 Members Also There at Same Time
410th Bombardment Wing, Heavy

Kiernan, Jeffrey, Sgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151E Sergeant
Poll, Mike, SSgt, (1968-1972) 431 43171E Sergeant
O'Connor, Brian, Lt Col, (1967-1995) 157 1572 Lieutenant Colonel
Poole, Ronald, Maj, (1956-1977) 152 1525Z Captain
Radke, Mike, MSgt, (1957-1978) 111 111X0 Master Sergeant
Powers, Juan, TSgt, (1956-1978) 431 43171B Technical Sergeant
Budd, Virgil, SSgt, (1967-1971) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Potter, Douglas, SSgt, (1960-1968) 00 00000 Staff Sergeant
Richards, James, SSgt, (1967-1971) 291 29150 Staff Sergeant
Cosgrove, Edward, Sgt, (1966-1970) 631 63150A Sergeant
Dahlback, Jerry, Sgt, (1967-1970) 462 46230 Sergeant
Dupre, Frederick, Sgt, (1965-1969) 645 64550 Sergeant
Gutt, Joseph, Sgt, (1964-1968) 622 62250 Sergeant
Siriani, George, Sgt, (1968-1972) 233 23354 Sergeant
Stockwell, Ralph, SSgt, (1965-1973) 301 30154 Airman 1st Class
Marshall, Bill, MSgt, (1967-1990) 732 73250A Airman 1st Class
Brown, David, SSgt, (1965-1976) 3P 81150 Airman 1st Class
Provost, Joe, Sgt, (1968-1972) 431 43131E Airman
Provost, Joseph, Sgt, (1968-1972) 431 43131E Airman
Provost, Joseph, Sgt, (1968-1972) 431 43131E Airman
Westenberg, Leonard, Sgt, (1968-1972) 422 42231 Airman
Johnson, Bruce, AB, (1966-1968) 401 40130 Airman Basic
Dawson, Harold, SSgt, (1966-1970) Staff Sergeant
Petrone, Charles, SSgt, (1968-1972) Staff Sergeant
Mancuso, Paul, Sgt, (1966-1970) Sergeant
Wood, Ron, Sgt, (1966-1969) 00 Sergeant

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