DiDia, Frank, MSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43170C-Helicopter Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1976-1978, 4502nd Support Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
24150-Safety Specialist
1A7X1-Aerial Gunner
1A1X1-Flight Engineer
3E6X1-Operations Management
Service Years
1957 - 1978
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Transport Command Combat Crew Air Force Retired

Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 Missileman (Senior)

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Catholic War Veterans of the USAAmerican LegionVietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Chapter 15
  2008, Catholic War Veterans of the USA [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 15 (Milford, Connecticut) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired aeronautical engineer from Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Ct.
Other Comments:
Actively involved in the New Haven Ct. Veteran's Hospital Center where I receive counseling, art therapy, and attend a spirituality group. 

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Operation Steel Tiger
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Operation Steel Tiger was a covert US Air Force aerial interdiction effort targeted against North Vietnamese infiltration through southeastern Laos during the Vietnam Conflict. Provided timely intelligence along the Ho Chi Minh Trail for operational
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Feb 28, 2017
Personal Memories
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2nd Air Division


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  46 Also There at This Battle:
  • Boal, Charles, Capt, (1978-1980)
  • Brash, Harry, (1958-1986)
  • Ceballos, Peter, Maj, (1945-1970)
  • Dewolfe, James, MSgt, (1967-1990)
  • Elliott, Hall, Maj, (1955-1978)
  • Fisher, Douglas, CMSgt, (1965-1993)
  • GIBSON, SAMUEL, Capt, (1968-1980)
  • Hopkins, Dick, SSgt, (1961-1969)
  • Ingram Sr., Harry, MSgt, (1963-1989)
  • Jones, Donald R., MSgt, (1960-1980)
  • Lyons, Robert, SMSgt, (1969-2003)
  • Miller, John, SSgt, (1966-1969)
  • Neitz, Bob, MSgt, (1967-1989)
  • Nollette, Frank, CMSgt, (1958-1988)
  • Pennington, Arthur, CMSgt, (1960-1990)
  • Powell, Don, CMSgt, (1965-2001)
  • Reichenbach, John, SSgt, (1967-1975)
  • Sandoval, Joe, Sgt, (1966-1969)
  • Schillo, John, MSgt, (1963-1993)
  • Sloan, John, Col, (1961-1986)
  • Standage, Bill, Lt Col, (1969-1989)
  • Voit, Louis, Lt Col, (1962-1983)
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