Prater, Vincent, SMSgt

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Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
53590-Metal Working Superintendent
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1971-1971, 53690, 483rd Field Maintenance Squadron
Service Years
1951 - 1973
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Cuban Missile Crisis
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Senior Master Sergeant

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Jackson, KY
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jul 04, 2010
Location of Interment
Miami Cemetery - Wayne Township, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Q 99 6

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Order Of The Golden Dragon US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Master Team Chief

US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Other Comments:
No Fireworks this Day

No fireworks this day
A Hero has passed away
Two hundred years of Freedom
A special soul to God’s Kingdom

No bombs bursting in air
At his bedside five Brothers there
Honor thee a fallen one
Silence - at peace another son

No bands playing “Oh say can you see?”
Angels carry him home, no songs of glee
A sorrowful tune – Taps – The Bugler blew
The sky weeping misty morning dew

No rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air
Broken Hearts and tears Loved Ones share
On their lips – “In God We Trust”
Ashes to Ashes – Dust to Dust

© John Vincent Prater 2010

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Maintenance (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1951, USAAF Recruit Training (Chanute Field, IL)
 Unit Assignments
91st Field Maintenance Squadron15th Troop Carrier SquadronAir Base Units376th Bombardment Wing, Medium
376th Field Maintenance Squadron307th Air Refueling Squadron, MediumField Maintenance Units314th Field Maintenance Squadron
93rd Field Maintenance Squadron483rd Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  1951-1953, 53450, 91st Field Maintenance Squadron
  1954-1958, 53470, 15th Troop Carrier Squadron
  1958-1958, 53450, 801st Air Base Group
  1958-1960, 53450, 376th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1960-1963, 53470, 376th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1963-1966, 53470, 307th Air Refueling Squadron, Medium
  1966-1967, 53470, 516th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1967-1968, 53590, 314th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1968-1968, 60270, 2578th Air Base Group
  1968-1970, 53690, 93rd Field Maintenance Squadron
  1970-1971, 53590, 483rd Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  1971-1971, 53690, 483rd Field Maintenance Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
  1970-1970 Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War - Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War - Commando Hunt V Campaign (1970-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War - Commando Hunt VI Campaign (1971)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-124 Globemaster II  B-47 Stratojet  B-47 Stratojet  KC-97 Stratotanker  
C-7 Caribou  
  1953-1957, C-124 Globemaster II
  1958-1960, B-47 Stratojet
  1960-1963, B-47 Stratojet
  1963-1966, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1970-1971, C-7 Caribou
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