Brown, Clyde, SSgt

Communications Systems
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
29372C-Airborne Radio Communications Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
Communications Systems
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 29372, 31st Communications Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
00000-not listed
29231-Apprentice Morse Intercept Operator
29330-Apprentice Ground Radio Operator
29251-Morse Intercept Operator
29350-Ground Radio Operator
29350E-Ground Radio Operator
29352C-Airborne Radio Operator
29372-Airborne Radio and Flight Inspection Technician
Service Years
1956 - 1969
Foreign Language(s)
German
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Cuban Missile Crisis
Staff Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Missileman (Basic)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal KC-135 2000 Hour


 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Together We ServedAir Force Communicators & Air Traffic Controllers AssociationVeterans of the Vietnam WarPost 454, John H. Kraus Post
Post 635Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2009, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2010, Air Force Communicators & Air Traffic Controllers Association
  2013, Veterans of the Vietnam War
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 454, John H. Kraus Post (Member) (Bloomington, Illinois) - Chap. Page
  2014, American Legion, Post 635 (Deceased Member (Honor Roll)) (Normal, Illinois) - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Operation Power Pack (Dominican Republic)
Start Year
1965
End Year
1966

Description
The mission fell to Lt. Gen. Bruce Palmer, the newly-designated commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps, and Maj. Gen. Robert York, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division. They initiated "Operation Power Pack" and ordered a task force comprised of U.S. Marines and the 82nd Airborne to deploy beginning on April 28. The 7th Special Forces Group, Psychological Operations units, and various logistical support elements also participated.

For the Army, this was the first test of the new ROAD Concept (Reorganization Objective Army Division) designed to develop flexible, deployable forces capable of responding to multiple contingencies.

The initial Marine force arrived by helicopter from the USS Boxer and landed on the western edge of Santo Domingo. The 82nd Airborne Division's first elements were air-landed at San Isidro airfield east of the capital. Maj. Gen. YorkAca,!a,,cs plan called for a battalion size element from the 82nd to advance westward and secure the Duarte Bridge connecting the eastern and western sections of the city. They would then be assisted by loyalist elements in regaining control of Santo Domingo.

The 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry advanced to secure the bridge with close air support from Marine F-4 Phantom jets. Securing the area around the bridge was a hazardous undertaking, requiring house-to-house clearing operations while under fire from rebel forces. The effort was further complicated by the fact that the rebels were assisted by Dominican military defectors who wore the same uniforms as loyalist forces allied with the United States. By mid-afternoon on April 30, both the bridge and the cityAca,!a,,cs main power station were secure. By the following morning, the 82nd had advanced further west and linked up with Marine forces. Additional troops worked to permanently secure the east-west transportation route and this Line of Communication (LOC) was dubbed the "All-American Expressway" by the 82nd. To demonstrate that the U.S. military was firmly in control, Maj. Gen. York marched the 82nd Airborne Division band all the way through the corridor.

By the end of the first week, 500 Marines and two full battalions from the 82nd were conducting security operations on the ground, and by the end of May, the entire division was in country. Lt. Gen. Palmer directed subordinate commanders to begin stability operations. Soon the troops were conducting constabulary operations and distributing food, water, and medical supplies to the members of both factions. Ultimately, more than 40,000 U.S. troops participated in Operation Power Pack.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1965
To Year
1965
 
Last Updated:
Mar 21, 2017
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
A1C John A. Marshall
A2C Joseph C. Henry, Jr.
A2C Anthony J. Wernhardt


Memories
My team and I were charged with providing Operational Control of CONUS aircraft movement in response to political upheaval in the Dominican Republic.

OAS (including Brazil) military troups were transported to Hispania to assist the United States in the Dominican Republic.

Despite the costs, the U.S. invasion of the Dominican Republic did produce some benefits. The Organization of American States (OAS) illustrated its ability to function as a multi-national body and democratic rule was eventually attained.

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  18 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Burkel, Fred, MSgt, (1960-1998)
  • Dale, James, Sgt, (1962-1968)
  • Frakes, Forrest, MSgt, (1960-1983)
  • Hawthorne, John, A1C, (1963-1967)
  • Hill, Kenneth, SSgt, (1963-1971)
  • Kindred, Robert, Maj, (1955-1975)
  • Marinello, Joseph, 1st Lt, (1962-1965)
  • Marshall, Maurice, SMSgt, (1961-1995)
  • Packard, Michael, Capt, (1965-1969)
  • Pfanschmidt, Phil, Lt Col, (1961-1982)
  • Wright, Stephen, CMSgt, (1960-1988)
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