Tecson, James, MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 2750-Aerial Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1946, US Army (USA)
Service Years
1944 - 1971
Foreign Language(s)
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Tecson, James (Tex), MSgt USAF(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Honolulu, Hawaii
Last Address
Jennings, Louisiana

Date of Passing
Mar 15, 2010
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Air Training Command Instructor (post-1966)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Post 6873, Martin D. Denson PostNon Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)American Legion
  1971, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 6873, Martin D. Denson Post (Abilene, Texas) [Verified]3 - Chap. Page
  1971, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified]3 - Assoc. Page
  1971, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Opelousas- Graveside Funeral services for Mr. James Tecson, age 82, were held on Friday, March 19, 2010, with Interment in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington, Louisiana. Rev. Louis Charriere officiated.  The Keesler AFB Honor Guard rendered last honors at the services.

Mr. Tecson, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, and a resident of Jennings, Louisiana, died after a short illness, on Monday, March 15, 2010, at 9:10 p.m. at Louisiana Extended Care Hospital, located in Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.

He was an infantryman in the U. S. Army and transferred to the Reserves after WWII. Shortly thereafter, he returned to active duty with the U. S. Army Air Corps. He was a Flight Engineer on B-29�??s, B-36�??s, and various other aircraft. Mr. Tecson flew during the Korean War and many strategic missions during the Cold War. He became an instructor in the U. S. Air Force the latter part of his 27-year career and retired as a Master Sergeant. After his service, he retired in Abilene, Texas, for approximately 30 years to raise his family. He moved to Opelousas after the death of his wife of 48 years, Mary Elizabeth Tecson.

Mr. Tecson was raised a Catholic and later was baptized into the Southern Baptist Church at the First Baptist Church in Tripoli, Libya. He was a life member of the VFW and the Air Force Sergeants Association. He was a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association, where he was a Knight of the Square Table and held the highest rank, Order of Excalibur.

He was a resident of the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings, Louisiana. His family would like to thank all staff members and residents who made the last few months of his life enjoyable.

Survivors include three children: James and his wife, Betty of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Joseph and his wife, Kim of Frisco, Texas; and Mary Ellen Devillier and her husband, Christopher of Opelousas, Louisiana; two brothers: Marcus Lursano Tecson and his wife, Florence of Makakilo, Hawaii; and Howard Mata of Rome, New York; two sisters: Estrella Mata of Norway; and Sarah Tecson-Delos Rayes of Hawaii; and his seven Grandchildren: Jennifer Kaltenbach, Jasmine Berlanga, Ashley Bellington, Christopher Devillier, Jr., Logan Tecson, Jared Tecson, Katlin Tecson, and Cody Tecson; and one great-grandchild, Alyssa Bellington.

Mr. Tecson was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Watson Tecson; his parents: Fernando Tecson and Paula Eulalia Lursano Tecson; and one sister, Modesta Tecson. 
Other Comments:
MSGT Tecson passed away March 15, 2010
Profile maintained by:  Jim Tecson, MCPO-USN (ret), NTWS Member

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman
Flight Engineer Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)
  1944-1946, US Army (USA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1948-1949 Berlin Airlift (East Gemany)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)/Various Air Missions Over North Korea
 Colleges Attended 
Texas A&M University
  1972-1972, Texas A&M University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  A-26 (B-26) Invader  B-36 Peacemaker  C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  
  1946-1953, B-29 Superfortress2
  1950-1950, A-26 (B-26) Invader
  1953-1958, B-36 Peacemaker1
  1966-1968, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  US Army, Infantry, Pacific Islands4
  Current Photos4
  Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home10
  USAF or US Army UNKOWN dates10
  Brother Marcus5
  Wheelus AFB3
  Aug 17, 2001, MMCM's Tecson Retirement6
  Mar 19, 2010, Tecson, James NMN, MSgt USAF (Ret) laid to rest14
  Sep 28, 2011, Dr Pepper1
  Mar 07, 2017, General Photos
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