Warner, Neal N., TSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
90270-Medical Service Technician
Last AFSC Group
Medical Services
Primary Unit
1965-1968, 90250, Turner Air Force Base
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Pocatello
Last Address
5515 54st. Pocatello, Idaho

Date of Passing
Nov 29, 2000
 
Location of Interment
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery - Boise, Idaho
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Neal had retired from the USAF and was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Pocatello, Idaho and was soon to retire a second time when he passed away at the young age of 58 from a heart attack. Only the good die young.
   
Other Comments:
Neal was my Instructor in the Turner AFB. Immunization Clinic in 1966 and really helped me a lot in prep. for my 5 level exam. He and Linda would invite me to supper and study time at their home in Capehart housing just  nw of the main Gate at Turner AFB. A tremendous Guy who had a hobby  and passion for playing the guitar and singing Ricky Nelson songs at break time. His favorite was" Lonesome Town" and he was damn good. It wasnt unusual for him to have  an audience at lunch time. We all loved and miss you Neal. Your close friend, trainee and co-worker,  Stan

PS. In the late 1990s , Neal and his then current wife had set up a Cruise vacation leaving out of Tampa, Fl. and we tried our damnest to set up a lunch date at the very least so that we could see each other again after 37 years but it just wouldnt work out. I have been sad over that ever since.  Stan
   


Operation Power Pack (Dominican Republic)
From Month/Year
April / 1965
To Month/Year
May / 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 Month/Year
April / 1965
To Month/Year
May / 1966
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  20 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Burkel, Fred, MSgt, (1960-1998)
  • Churchill, Dennis, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • 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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