Author Archives: Dan Sullivan

About Dan Sullivan

Editor of World-Herald books, including "Road to the Big Time," "Husker Full House" and "The Oracle & Omaha."

Service Memory: The Vietnam War

Anthony J. ‘Tony’ Perry

Omaha

Staff sergeant, U.S. Air Force

Served in Vietnam 1967-71, and with 483rd USAF Hospital at Cam Ranh Bay from 1970 to 1971.

Memory: “The Cam Ranh Bay peninsula consisted of a U.S. Army base, a …

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Service Memory: The Cold War

Eric Foster

Lincoln

A1C, U.S. Air Force

Served March 1987 to February 1992 with the 380th Supply Squadron (SAC) and 86th Supply Squadron (USAF in Europe). Based at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, New York, 1987 to 1989 and Ramstein Air …

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Service Memory: The Korean War

Harold L. Zahn

Syracuse, Neb.

Cpl., U.S. Marine Corps

Served with 1st Marine Division from 1952 to 1954, including February 1953 to February 1954 in Korea.

Memory: “Was stationed north of Seoul just south of the 38th Parallel. Worked in …

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Service Memory: The Cold War

Lloyd W. Lewis

Omaha Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force

Served with Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946, joined Air Force in 1947, assigned to the 3700th USAF Hospital at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. …

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Service Memory: The Vietnam War

Dennis L. Swedberg

Omaha
Spc. 5, U.S. Army
Served November 1967 to August 1970; in Vietnam June 1968 to June 1969.

Memory: “In the Vietnam War, I was assigned to 6th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division at Lai Khe. I …

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Service Memory: The Vietnam War

 

Leo ‘Lee’ Geyza

(back row, on right)

Omaha

L. Cpl., U.S. Marines

Vietnam tour was from mid-March 1967 to mid-April 1968

Served with infantry rifle Lima Company, also known as “Ripley’s Raiders,” in 3rd Marine Regiment

Memory: “I was …

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Service Memory: The Vietnam War

Greg Kulus

Blair

Master sergeant, U.S. Air Force

Served from June 1968 through December 1969 in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War with 388th Tactical Fighter Wing , and Detachment 1, 561st Wild Weasel Squadron, at Korat Royal Thai Air …

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Service Memory: The Cold War

Norman Schuessler

Bellevue

Staff Sgt., U.S. Air Force

Served with 28th Field Maintenance Squadron 1949 to 1953, assigned in 1950 to Rapid City (now Ellsworth) Air Force Base.

Memory: “The ‘Cold War’ started at the end of World War II, …

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Service Memory: The Korean War

John Machian

Omaha

1343rd Engineer Combat Battalion, U.S. Army

Served in Korea from 1953 to 1954.

Memory: “I was a radio operator, so I was reasonably safe from being shot. Just a matter of sending and receiving radio traffic all …

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Service Memory: The Vietnam War

Thomas J. Shimerdla

Bellevue, UT3, U.S. Navy Seabees

Served in Vietnam 1967-1969, attached to the 3rd Marine Division at Da Nang 1967-68 and Quang Tri Combat Base 1969.

Enlisted in April 1966, mustered out after last tour in Vietnam in …

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