Causey, Gerald, A2C

Aircraft Maintenance
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Airman 2nd Class
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43151E-Aircraft Engine Mechanic
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1959-1961, 43131A, 3302nd Pilot Training Squadron (Cadre)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43131A-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
99000-Basic Airman
43131A-Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic
Service Years
1955 - 1960
Foreign Language(s)
Spanish
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Airman 2nd Class


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Maintenance (Senior)
Expert Marksman
Auto Rifle
Small Bore Rifle
Carbine


 

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal SAC Master Technician Journeyman Crew Chief

US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)AF137Strategic Air Command Veterans AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
AeroMed Evac Association
  2005, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]8 - Assoc. Page
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 59 (Thomasville, Georgia) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2010, Air Force Association (AFA), AF137 (Paymaster) (Savannah, Georgia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, Strategic Air Command Veterans Association [Verified]213
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, AeroMed Evac Association [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired lawenforcement2009FISHING A LOT!!!!!!!
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Served in the USAF as a mechanic on the B-47E. 1955 -- DEC.1959 , on a crew for a T-37 1960. IN THE 50'S WE DID A LOT OF TDY'S ASSIGNMENT,FOLLOWING THE TIBEE BEACH BAD BOY BOMB---------24/7.  Gerald Causey"
To: "WILLIAM CRISSEY" <wcrissey@centurylink.net>

Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 11:24:05 AM
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 old lighting say"s anything To help you col> you my brother in christ1!!!!! THE lighting  STRIKES REPRESENTS 10 YEARS SINCE I ALMOST MET MY MAKER ! I WAS SECURING  AN  A/C (B-47E) THAT I WAS ASSIGNED TO >DURING THUNDER STORM AND AFTER SHE hAD BEEN ON ALERT FOR 18 HRS. THE DEBRIEFING TRUCK CAME TO PICKUP THE AIRCREW . JUST THIN MY CREW/ GROUND MAINTENANCE SAID THEY SEEN THIS FLASH OF LIGHT AND AT THE SAME TIME HEARD AN AWESOME NOISE . THEY SAW ME ON THE TARMAC SMOKING. THEY TOOK IT THAT I WAS DEAD!  BUT IT WAS MEANT FOR ME TO TRY TO HELP OTHERS FIND WHO WAS WITH ME THAT TRAUMATIC  EVENT OCCURRED. MY BROTHER I HAVE nOT TOLD THIS STORY BEFORE< ON FACEBOOK.. I'M TELLING YOU THAT THE LORD AND SAVIOR OF OUR LIVES ,IS ALIVE AND WELL. AND WILL TAKE CARE OF US ..,GLORY  THANKS FOR BEING MY BROTHER IN CHRIST. SEE YOU SIR AND GODS LOVING AND BLESSING..  .  
   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1956, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 371117
  1956, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3711/826 (Instructor)
  1956, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3711/826
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Second Air Force (2nd Air Force)3711th Basic Military Training SquadronStrategic Air Command (SAC)2nd Bomb Wing
2nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy2nd Organizational Maintenance SquadronUS Air Force308th Bomb Wing
Air Force Bases/ Installations3302nd Pilot Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1955-1959, 43151E, Second Air Force (2nd Air Force)
  1955-1960, 3711th Basic Military Training Squadron
  1956-1960, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1956-1960, 43151E, 2nd Bomb Wing
  1956-1960, 43131A, 2nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1956-1960, 99000, 2nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1957-1960, 2nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1957-1960, 308th Bomb Wing
  1958-1959, 308th Bomb Wing
  1959-1961, 43131A, Spence Air Base
  1959-1961, 43131A, 3302nd Pilot Training Squadron (Cadre)
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)AF137Strategic Air Command Veterans AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
AeroMed Evac Association
  2005, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]8 - Assoc. Page
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 59 (Thomasville, Georgia) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2010, Air Force Association (AFA), AF137 (Paymaster) (Savannah, Georgia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, Strategic Air Command Veterans Association [Verified]213
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, AeroMed Evac Association [Verified]


 Tributes from Members  
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Reflections on A2C Causey's US Air Force Service
 
 Reflections On My Service
 
PLEASE DESCRIBE WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE AIR FORCE.
I was a young man in South Georgia in 1955 and in the 11th grade. I was not happy the way my life was going. There where a lot of the men in school that where joining the services. Well, I got to thinking and came up with the idea that it was for me. I looked at all the branches and I decided to join the Air Force. I have always admired aircraft. I ended up going to Lackland Air Force Base. Man, did I get a feeling of what the service was all about. Marching before daylight, running, you name it, the basic training was rough. In the evening polishing floors getting every speck of dust out of your room and if you were ever in Texas, you know what I mean. The time came for graduation, man that was awesome. Class A uniforms, and spit shined boots. My outfit was assigned to other base's. Meanwhile, we got to take furlough and come home. Well you can add it with one word, awesome.

Once home, boy did I strut my skeeter wings. My chest was exploding with pride. My girlfriend was so proud of me, I loved that! Well, being all things come to an end, I left and went to my next base. North Texas up in the panhandle. Boot training and class's in aircraft engines. The mechanic training was rough. You were never allowed to say "I THINK SO" you better know so. I passed everything and was assigned to Hunter Air Force Base Savannah, Georgia, where I was assigned to a B-47 crew. I had a good life there. I was discharged in 1959, I choose. 70 years later, to let the country hear what really happened to my career in the Air Force I was a jam up Airman, did what I was told, was proud in my work, On a rainy day in Jul, we where winding down from a 36 hr. alert. Myself and 4 more airman,Jerrall Francis, J. Jordan, Bob Downing, and Sgt. Briskie, our crew boss, where standing by for our B-47 to taxi into the parking area. The flight crew dismounted the Aircraft and was standing by for the debriefing wagon. We the crew started to secure the aircraft. All this time we where experiencing a bad electrical storm. At this time I was taken out by a bolt of lighting. When I came to someone was giving me Life support ARE CPR. The meat wagon pulled up and they loaded me up and transported me to the Emergency room. A buddy of mine stayed with me for 30 mins before personnel for the emergency room came to checked me out. The doc asked how do you feel? SAC did not allow it's personal to have an sarcastic attitude. O well!!!!! I responded like I was hit by lighting. I was sent home without the proper procedure for a lighting strike. 12 months later, I had a bad reaction to nervous system. I left the service 1 Dec 1959. THE REST IS History! I still would serve my country in the AIR FORCE /SAC if I where called.
WHETHER YOU WERE IN THE SERVICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS OR AS A CAREER, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DIRECTION OR PATH YOU TOOK. WHAT WAS YOUR REASON FOR LEAVING?
I started at Lackland AFB for basic training. Afterward, I shipped to Hunter AFB in Georgia as an Aircraft Mechanic on the B-47E. I ended up TDY to Greenland, Alaska and eventually discharged in December 1959.
FROM YOUR ENTIRE MILITARY SERVICE, DESCRIBE ANY MEMORIES YOU STILL REFLECT BACK ON TO THIS DAY.
"BROKEN ARROW". We had to drop the bomb on board one of the B-47s that had been in a accident with a F-86. The H-Bomb was drop in the Savannah Sounds offshore near Savannah, Georgia.
OF ALL THE MEDALS, AWARDS, FORMAL PRESENTATIONS AND QUALIFICATION BADGES YOU RECEIVED, OR OTHER MEMORABILIA, WHICH ONE IS THE MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU AND WHY?
A2C Gerald Causey (Matt) - Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
The one medal most meaningful to me was the Outstanding Unit Award. During an alert at SAC Hunter Base in Ga. my unit put more B-47e in the air, fully armed and fueled. 9 B-47's airborne with in 30 minutes, keep-um flying.
WHICH INDIVIDUAL(S) FROM YOUR TIME IN THE MILITARY STAND OUT AS HAVING THE MOST POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOU AND WHY?
Second Class Davis at Lackland AFB. At the time, I was going through basic training and I was one asshole. He made me a man with the Air Force (Airman) Pride. It followed me through life. I thank TI Davis.
CAN YOU RECOUNT A PARTICULAR INCIDENT FROM YOUR SERVICE, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FUNNY AT THE TIME, BUT STILL MAKES YOU LAUGH?
The time one of our crew members forgot to hookup the static line to the aircraft and the crew chief reached to climb in the cock pit door when fire shot from his hand to the A/C. And you know the rest of the story. We all paid, LOL.
WHAT PROFESSION DID YOU FOLLOW AFTER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SERVING, WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY?
Went into law enforcement for 30 years. Now I'm retired as of 2009.
WHAT MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS ARE YOU A MEMBER OF, IF ANY? WHAT SPECIFIC BENEFITS DO YOU DERIVE FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIPS?
American Legion Post 59. Stay in touch with some of the guys.
IN WHAT WAYS HAS SERVING IN THE MILITARY INFLUENCED THE WAY YOU HAVE APPROACHED YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CAREER? WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME IN THE SERVICE?
I was given a whole new outlook on life in basic training by my TI Airman 2nd Class Davis. I learned to think before opening my mouth.
BASED ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY JOINED THE AIR FORCE?
Serve with pride. We salute you.
IN WHAT WAYS HAS TOGETHERWESERVED.COM HELPED YOU REMEMBER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND THE FRIENDS YOU SERVED WITH.
A2C Gerald Causey (Matt) - In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
Just brings all of us together. We can share old times and meet new friends.

DB 9/12/2016

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