Childs, Marvin Edward, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
00E-Unknown AFSC
Last AFSC Group
AFSC Unknown
Primary Unit
1963-1963, 00E, Office of Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), Department of the Air Force, Pentagon
Service Years
1943 - 1964
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Childs, Marvin Edward, Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Valley, Nebraska
Last Address
Melbourne, Florida

Date of Passing
Mar 29, 1998
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 66, Site 4343-A

 Official Badges 

Secretary of Defense Service Headquarters Air Force Commander Air Force Retired

Headquarters Command, USAF Air Training Command (ATC)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Order of Daedalians
  1964, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) - Assoc. Page
  1964, Order of Daedalians - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Early in his career he was a fighter pilot andlater was unit commander and staff officer. His final assignment was as Executive Officer with the U.S. Representative NATO Standing Group in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon from Jul 1963 until he was medically retired Oct 22, 1964.

His DFC citation:
Service: Army Air Forces
Rank: Captain
Division: 9th Air Force

Headquarters, 9th Air Force, General Orders No. 264 (November 9, 1944)


The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain (Air Corps) Marvin Edwards Childs (ASN: 0-26300), United States Army Air Forces, for heroic achievement while participating in aerial flight in the European Theater of Operations on 17 August 1944. Demonstrating superb flying skill and courage he led his flight of _-38 type aircraft to attack an enemy anti-aircraft emplacement. Under his bold leadership the flight destroyed the gun position, thus enabling the balance of the squadron to inflict heavy damage on a motor convoy hauling vital material. His brave and daring actions were responsible in large measure for the destruction of vital enemy equipment, and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Air Forces.

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Department of the Air Force, Pentagon
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Other Memories
He was Executive Officer with the U.S. Representative NATO Standing Group in the Office of the SecrDef at the Pentagon from Jul 1963 until he was medically retired on Oct 22, 1964.

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115 Members Also There at Same Time
Office of Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)

Alness, Harvey Thompson, Lt Gen, (1934-1964) 171 1711 Lieutenant General
King, Benjamin Hardin, Brig Gen, (1942-1971) 00 Colonel
Air Force Special Projects (SAF/SP)

Zimmerman, Thomas, Maj, (1958-1969) 00 00X Major
Department of the Air Force, Pentagon

Riordan, Jeremiah, Col, (1968-1997) 990 99010 AFROTC Cadet Colonel
Brinkley, Michael, Maj, (1967-1988) 990 99000 AFROTC Cadet 4th Class
Gabreski, Francis Stanley, Col, (1940-1967) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Colonel
Owens, John Sidney, Lt Col, (1917-1919) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Lieutenant Colonel
Juchheim, Alwin, Capt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Captain
Kasarda, Michael, Col 193 1931 Captain
McDaniel, Gordon Howard, Capt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Captain
Meigs, Henry, Capt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1024 Captain
Zimmer, Peter, Capt, (1963-1969) 174 1744D Captain
Jones, Richard, Maj, (1943-1971) 183 1835 First Lieutenant
Novotny, George Peter, 1st Lt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1055 First Lieutenant
Beyer, Thomas John, Maj, (1962-1968) 102 1021A Second Lieutenant
Campbell, Harold Norman, Maj Gen, (1957-1993) 6 0006 Second Lieutenant
Gilchrist, Robert Michael, Maj, (1963-1966) 6 0006 Second Lieutenant
Griffin, Charles Farrell, Capt, (1962-1968) 102 1021A Second Lieutenant
Hathaway, John Hooper, Capt, (1963-1969) 102 1021A Second Lieutenant
Loss, David, Capt, (1960-1967) 01 00X Second Lieutenant
Pyle, Darrel Edwin, Maj, (1963-1974) 102 1021A Second Lieutenant
Ringsdorf, Herbert Benjamin, Capt, (1962-1973) 102 1021A Second Lieutenant
Westbrook, Ronald, Maj, (1963-1988) 102 1024D Second Lieutenant
Correa, Jesus, SMSgt, (1952-1980) 647 64790 Senior Master Sergeant
Burbank, David, MSgt, (1958-1979) 555 55570 Master Sergeant
Runion, Thomas, MSgt, (1942-1967) 431 43131C Master Sergeant
Lowery, Claude, Capt, (1954-1975) 303 30372 Technical Sergeant
McCann, Jim, SSgt, (1962-1966) 270 27050 Staff Sergeant
Thomas, Donald, MSgt, (1951-1972) 732 73270 Staff Sergeant
Thomas, Donald, MSgt, (1951-1972) 732 73270 Staff Sergeant
Carter, Thomas, A1C, (1963-1967) 204 20450 Airman 1st Class
Gonzalez, Angel c, A1C, (1963-1966) 645 64550 Airman 1st Class
Robinson, Beryl, A1C, (1963-1965) 427 42753 Airman 1st Class
Whiteside, Thomas, A1C, (1960-1964) 571 57150 Airman 1st Class
Pokorny, Stephen, A1C, (1963-1967) 421 42153 Airman 3rd Class
Casey, Randy, Sgt, (1963-1967) 605 60531 Airman Basic
Barton, Paul Lawrence, Brig Gen, (1929-1964) 00 Brigadier General
Grosshuesch, Leroy, Col, (1942-1973) 11 Colonel
Jeffery, Arthur, Col, (1939-1968) 11 Colonel
Schukert, Mike, Lt Col, (1959-1991) 8X Staff Sergeant
Beyer, Thomas John, Maj, (1962-1968) [Other Service Rank]
Clapper, James Robert, Lt Gen, (1963-1995) [Other Service Rank]
Collins, Rodney Dennis, Capt, (1963-1971) [Other Service Rank]
Crosson, Gerald Joseph, Maj, (1965-1968) [Other Service Rank]
Ginart, Donald Francis, 1st Lt, (1966-1969) [Other Service Rank]
Hayden, Michael Vincent, Gen, (1967-2008) [Other Service Rank]
Ruzicka, Joseph Lucas, Capt, (1967-1972) [Other Service Rank]
Sadler, Mitchell Olen, Maj, (1966-1970) [Other Service Rank]
Silver, Lawrence Jay, 1st Lt, (1965-1967) [Other Service Rank]
St Pierre, Dean Paul, Capt, (1963-1968) [Other Service Rank]
Ray, James Edwin, Col, (1964-1990) AFROTC Cadet Lieutenant Colonel
Boado, Emil Edward, Maj, (1963-1969) AFROTC Cadet Captain
Masterson, John, Capt, (1966-1974) AFROTC Cadet Captain
Hunter, Frank O'Driscoll, Maj Gen, (1917-1946) Major General
Yeager, Charles Elwood, Brig Gen, (1941-1975) Major General
Cook, Everett Richard, Brig Gen, (1917-1945) Brigadier General
Hayes, Thomas Lloyd, Brig Gen, (1940-1970) Brigadier General
Howard, James Howell, Brig Gen, (1937-1966) Brigadier General
Haight, Edward Meeker, Col, (1916-1954) Colonel

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