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Ralph Osbon was returned to the states by MEDEVAC which took him to Keesler AFB in Mississippi. After he completed his Air Force hitch, he joined the U.S. Army in their Nike Missile maintenance program where he finished out 20 years of military service.

His memorable duty in the U.S. Army includes tours in Vietnam and Ft. Riley, KS. after which he returned to his hometown of West Monroe, LA.

Ralph, a radar operator who was assigned to Red Cliff in 1959 and 1960, contributed the Morning Reports and Personnel Action Memoranda contained in the following sections.

The following information was abstracted from various Personnel Action Memoranda issued by the 642nd AIRCRAFT CONTROL AND WARNING SQUADRON, APO 862, NEW YORK, NEW YORK (Red Cliff Air Station, located near St. John's, Newfoundland).

Almarode, George I. - TSGT - Appointed as member of the Character Guidance Council. - 7 Jul 58

Autrey, Alvin L. - A/3C - Assigned initial duty, Ground Communications Equipment Repairman, COMMUNICATIONS SECTION, Duty AFSC 30452B, DEROS May 60. - 26 Jun 58

Barnes, Leroy - A/3C - The primary and control AFSC for the following named airman is changed to 27330A. - 23 Apr 58

Barnes, Leroy - A/3C - The named airman is assigned initial duty AC&W OPERATOR, OPERATIONS SECTION. - 23 Apr 58

Bender, Jerry R. - A/3C - The named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency Test for AFSC 27350 5 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 1958

Bender, Jerry R. - A/3C - The named airman is awarded primary and control AFSC 27350A. - 23 Apr 58

Bennett, Walter S., Jr. - A/3C - The primary and control AFSC of the following named airman is changed to 27350A. - 23 Apr 58

Bennett, Walter S. Jr. - A/3C - The named airman is assigned initial duty AC&W OPERATOR, OPERATIONS SECTION. - 23 Apr 58

Browning, James F., Jr. - S/SGT - Assigned initial duty AC&W Operator, OPERATIONS SECTION, Duty AFSC 27350A, DEROS Dec 60. - 26 Jun 58

Burnish, Harry E. - A/3C - The primary and control AFSC of the named airman is changed to 27350A. - 23 Apr 58

Burnish, Harry E. - A/3C - The named airman is assigned initial duty AC&W OPERATOR, OPERATIONS SECTION. - 23 Apr 58

Burns, Joe E. - A/1C - P&CAFSC 29150, this sq, this sta, is assigned initial duty with COMM SECTION, Comm Center Spcl, DAFSC 29150, DEROS 3 Aug 59. - 7 Feb 58

Colton, Forest R. - A/2C - Assigned initial duty, Apprentice Ground Communications Equipment Repairman, COMMUNICATIONS SECTION, DAFSC 30452B, DEROS N/A. - 26 Jun 58

Crabb, Kenneth L. - A/3C - The named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency test for AFSC 27350 5 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 58

Crabb, Kenneth L. - A/3C - The named airman is awarded primary and control AFSC 27350A. - 23 Apr 58

Douglas, Gorell - A/2C - This sq, this sta, is assigned initial duty Communications Equipment Repairman, COMMUNICATIONS SECTION. Deros 13 Oct 59. - 23 Apr 58

Dusseault, John L. - A/3C - The primary and control AFSC of the named airman is changed to 27350A. - 16 Apr 58

Fill, John C. JR - A/2C - DAFSC 30352D - The date of compl of tng of the FNA, this sq, this sta, is changed fr 31 Jan 58 to 31 Mar 58. - 5 Feb 58

Godda...(illegible), Robert E. - A/2C - The Date Eligible for Return from Overseas is changed from 2 Dec 58 to 2 Jun 59. - 16 Apr 58

Grant, Elver R. III - A/3C - The named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency test for AFSC 27350 5 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 58

Hagler, George T. - A/2C - DAFSC 30352D - The date of compl of tng of the FNA, this sq, this sta, is changed fr 31 Jan 58 to 31 Mar 58. - 5 Feb 58

Hamrick, Dana P. - A/1C - AFSC 30352D, reduction in rank to the grade of A/2C, date of rank 3 Jul 58, disclipinary punishment dated 2 July 1958. - 7 Jul 58

Haaseth, John M. - SSGT - Appointed Recorder, Character Guidance Council. - 7 Jul 58

Hayes, Earl - S/SGT - The named airman was administered proficiency test for AFSC 27370 4 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 58

Hayes, Earl L. - S/SGT - The named airman is awarded new primary and control AFSC 27370. - 23 Apr 58

Henshell, David H. - CAPT - Is assigned initial duty as Supply Officer (AFSC 6424) effective 23 June 1958, DEROS Dec 59. - 26 Jun 58

Herring, William C. - A/3C - The named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency Test for AFSC 29150 4 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 58

Herring, William C. - A/3C - The named airman was awarded new primary and control AFSC 29150. - 23 Apr 58

Hinson, Burney C. - A/3C - The FNA, this sq, this sta, were administered the AFJKT for AFSC indicated - AFJKT 29130 - Date admin 28 Jan 58

Hinson, Burney C. - A/3C - The named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency test for AFSC 29150 4 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 58

Hinson, Burney C. - A/2C - The named airman is awarded primary and control AFSC 29150. - 23 Apr 58

Hudson, Lloyd R. - A/2C - Assigned initial duty AC&W Operator, OPERATIONS SECTION, Duty AFSC 27350A, DEROS Dec 59. - 26 Jun 58

Johnson, Joseph D. - SSGT - The following named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency test for AFSC 29170 4 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 58

Jones, John T. - CAPT - is asg Prim Dy as Intercept Controller (AFSC 1644). DEROS 27 Jan 61 - 5 Feb 58

Laganarno, John T. - A/3C - The named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency Test for AFSC 27350 6 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 58

Langanaro, John T. - A/3C - The named airman was awarded new primary and control AFSC 27350A. - 23 Apr 58

Larson, Wayne A. - A/2C - AFSC 30352D - Deros changed from 1 Dec 58 to 1 Jun 59. - 26 Jun 58

(Reported by Wayne 11/03/05) Stationed at Red Cliff, NFLD 642nd AC&W Nov 57 - Apr 58 and 642nd AC&W Det#1 (gap-filler radar station) Elliston Ridge NFLD Apr 58 - May 59. A/1C radar maintenance. Now lives in Belle Plaine, MN.

Lastig, Rudolph - A/3C - AFSC 30432B - Established DEROS of 1 Apr 60. - 7 Jul 58

Leopold, Kelvin M. - S/SGT - Assigned initial duty AC&W Operator, OPERATIONS SECTION, Duty AFSC 27350A, DEROS Dec 59. - 26 Jun 58

Lively, Clarence W. - S/SGT - Is appointed additional duty as Supply Inspector for this squadron and White Hills area. - 23 Apr 58

Miller, Robert A. - A/2C - AFSC 30432B, this sq, this sta is assigned initial temporary duty with Air Police, Duty AFSC 77010, DEROS Dec 59. - 26 Jun 58

Morgan, Robert G. - A/2C - Is assigned initial duty, Apprentice Ground Communications Equipment Repairman, COMMUNICATIONS SECTION, Duty AFSC 30452B, DEROS Jun 60. - 26 Jun 58

Myles, Dorris - A/2C - this Sq, this sta, is corrected in spelling from Miles to Myles. Name will be changed on records accordingly. - 5 Feb 58

Nordstrom, Paul J. - A/1C - AFSC 30352D, DEROS changed from 25 Dec 58 to 25 Jun 59. - 26 Jun 58

Presley, James C. - A/3C - The primary and control AFSC of the named airman, this sq, this sta, is changed to 27330A. - 16 Apr 58

Presley, James C. - A/3C - The named airman is assigned initial duty AC&W Operator, Operations Section, DEROS 31 Mar 60. - 16 Apr 58

Price, Winston O. - A/3C - The primary and duty AFSC of the named airman is changed to 27350A. - 16 Apr 58

Ray, Robert H., Sr. - S/SGT - The FNA, this sq, this sta, were administered the AFJKT for AFSC as indicated - AFJKT 29130 - Date Admin 3 Feb 58

Ray, Robert H., Sr. - S/SGT - The FNA, this sq, this sta, is awarded AAFSC 29130 as a result of compl of OJT-D - 7 Feb 58

Ray, Robert H., Sr. - S/SGT - The following named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency Test for AFSC 29150 4 Mar 58 - 16 Apr 58

Ray, Robert H., Sr. - S/SGT - The named airman is awarded new primary and control AFSC 29150. - 23 Apr 58

Ray, Robert H. - S/SGT - Entered into OJT-C for AFSC 29170, DEROS Dec 60. - 26 Jun 58

Ray, Robert H., Sr. - MSgt, USAF - (reported by Robert) Switched career field from radio to teletype and married a Newfoundlander. Retired and living in Biloxi, MS. in 2006

Rayburn, William E. - A/2C - this Sq, this sta, is relieved from temp dy MARS Opr, COMM SECTION, and asg dy as AC&W Rpmn, Radar Maintenance. DEROS 1 Jan 60 - 5 Feb 58

Shelton, Robert B. Jr. - The primary and control AFSC of the named airman is changed to 27350A. - 16 Apr 58

Short, James L. - A/3C - Assigned initial duty AC&W Operator, OPERATIONS SECTION, Duty AFSC 27350A, DEROS Jan 60. - 26 Jun 58

Simpson, Norvell J. - T/SGT - The FNA, this sq, this sta, were administered the AFJKT for AFSC as indicated - AFJKT 29130 - Date Admin 28 Jan 58

Simpson, Norvell J. - T/SGT - (P&CAFSC 29370), this sq, this sta, is entered into OJT-D for AFSC 29130. DAFSC changed from 29370 to 29130. CAFSC changed from 29370 to 29130. DEROS remains 18 Jan 60 - 7 Feb 58

Simpson, Norvell J. - T/SGT - The named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency Test for AFSC 29150 4 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 58

Simpson, Norvell J. - T/SGT - Is upgraded an additional AFSC from 29130 to 29150. - 23 Apr 58

Simpson, Norville J. - T/SGT - Appointed as member of the Character Guidance Council. - 7 Jul 58

Skaggs, John W. - S/SGT - AFSC 30452B - Assigned initial duty, Ground Communications Equipment Repairman, COMMUNICATIONS SECTION. DEROS Jan 60. - 7 Jul 58

Smith, John J. Jr. - A/3C - The named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency Test for AFSC 27350 6 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 58

Smith, John J. - A/3C - The named airman was awarded new primary and control AFSC 27350A. - 23 Apr 58

Stephens, Harold J. - A/1C - The FNA, this sq, this sta, were administered the AFJKT for AFSC as indicated - AFJKT 29130 - Date administered 3 Feb 58

Stephens, Harold J. - A/1C - The FNA, this sq, this sta, are awarded AAFSC 29130, as a result of compl of OJD-D - 7 Feb 58

Stephens, Harold J. - A/1C - The named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency test for AFSC 29150 4 March 58. - 16 Apr 58

Stephens, Harold J. - A/1C - The named airman is awarded new primary and control AFSC 29150. - 23 Apr 58

Stinson, Lee A. - A/2C - Assigned initial duty, Ground Communications Equipment Repairman, COMMUNICATIONS SECTION, Duty AFSC 30452B, DEROS May 60. - 26 Jun 58

Strickland, Theodore R. - 1STLT - 27442A, this sq, this sta, is hereby relieved of additional duty as Supply Officer. - 26 Jun 58

Thompson, Carleton A. - A/1C - AFSC 29250, DEROS changed from 1 Jul 58 to 1 Oct 58. - 26 Jun 58

Thompson, Joseph R. - A/2C - DAFSC 30352D - The date of compl of tng of the FNA, this sq, this sta, is changed fr 31 Jan 58 to 31 Mar 58. - 5 Feb 58

Thornburg, Paul D. - A/3C - this Sq, this Sta, is awd AFSC 27350 - 5 Feb 58

Trosclair, Joseph D. - MSGT - The named airman was administered proficency test for AFSC 29170 4 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 58

Wareham, William A. - 1ST LT - AFSC 31870A - this sq, this sta, additional AFSC 7021 is w/d and w/b deleted from the records - 5 Feb 58

Wareham, William A. - 1ST LT., USAF, Personnel Officer - 7 Feb 58

Wareham, William A. - 1ST LT., USAF, Adjutant - 23 Apr 58

Wheeler, James H. - A/3C - The named airman was administered Airmens' Proficiency Test for AFSC 27350 6 Mar 58. - 16 Apr 58

White, Victor B. - A/3C - The FNA, this sq, this sta, were administered the AFJKT for AFSC as indicated - AFJKT 64131 - Date administered 28 Jan 58

White, Victor B. - A/3C - This sq, this Sta, is awd AFSC 64131 - 5 Feb 58

Wilson, Ernest - MSGT - Appointed member of of the Character Guidance Council. - 7 Jul 58

Winfrey, Edward L. - A/2C - Assigned initial duty, Ground Communications Equipment Repairman, COMMUNICATIONS SECTION, Duty AFSC 30452B, DEROS May 60. - 26 Jun 58

The following information is compiled from Morning Reports completed in 1960 at the Red Cliff Air Station, APO 862 NY NY, 642nd AC&W Sq, 4731st ADGRU, 64th AD (D), ADC.

As of 28 March 1960, the unit had 13 officers assigned. Of these, 5 were on flying status. There were 139 enlisted men assigned.

The reports were completed by John C. Kuehn JR 1st Lt, USAF and George H. Wolfe Major, USAF.

Almarode, George I. - T/SGT - Primary and Control AFSC changed to 27370A per par 1 SO 23 this orgn amended by per par 6 SO 27 this orgn

Bennett, Walter S. JR - A/2C - promd fr A/3C per par 1 SO 25 this orgn DORCG (A/2C) 1 Mar 59

Blase, Dale R. - S/SGT - promd from A/1C per par 1 SO G-23 Hq 64th Air Division (Def) (ADC)

Broeske, Ralph W. - Captain - PAFSC changed to 1744A per par 4 SO 29 this orgn eff 29 Feb 60

Byers, Russell O. - A/2C - DEROS changed to 7 Dec 60 (Extension) per par 2 SO 67 this orgn

Cannon, Doyle L. - A/2C - DEROS changed to 29 Nov 60 (Isolated tour) per par 2 SO 66 this orgn

Dagnoche, Raymond A. - T/SGT - DEROS changed to 31 Jan 63 (Dependents Joined) per par 2 SO 22 this orgn

Fountain, James B. JR - T/SGT - Primary and Control AFSC changed to 27370A per par 1 SO 23 this orgn asmended by per par 6 SO 27 this orgn

Greene, Daniel C. - A/2C - DEROS changed to 10 Feb 61 (Curtailment) per par 8 SO 22 this orgn

Holt, Charles E. - S/SGT - Primary and Control AFSC changed to 64650 per par 2 SO 23 this orgn

Jones, John T. - Captain - PAFSC AND DAFSC changed to 1744A per par 1 SO 29 this orgn eff 29 Feb 60

Kernen, Warren K. - Captain - PAFSC and DAFSC changed to 1744A per par 5 SO 29 this orgn eff 29 Feb 60

Kennedy, Howard J. - A/3C - reduced in gr from A/2C eff 20 Apr 60 per par 3 SO 67 this orgn

Kuehn, John C. JR - 1st Lt - Deros changed to 25 Oct 60 (Curtailment) per par 6 SO 29 this orgn

Lilja, David A. - A/1C - prom fr A/2C per par 1 SO 25 this orgn DORCG (A/1C) 1 Mar 59

Loveland, Arthur D. - A/2C - promd fr A/3C per par 1 SO 25 this orgn DORCG (A/2C) 1 Mar 59

Lussier, Ronald L. - A/2C - deptd for 2 dys TDY e/r to rsgmt (EDCSA 30 Mar 60) per par 4 SO 33 this orgn

Lonergan, Edward G. - S/SGT - pending asgmt (EDCSA 1 Apr 60) per par 1 SO 83 649 RADRON (SAGE) Bedford AFS, Bedford, Virginia dated 2 Mar 60

Miller, John H. - A/2C - promd fr A/3C per par 1 SO 26 this orgn DORCG (A/2C) 1 Mar 59

Osbon, Ralph A. - A/1C - prom fr A/2C per par 1 SO 25 this orgn D0RCG (A/1C) 1 Mar 59

Osbon, Ralph A. - A/1C - sk in base hospital 4737 USAF Hosp eff 24 Mar 60 auth A&D list 4737th USAF Hosp

Osbon, Ralph A. - A/1C - Relvd fr sick Base Hosp eff 12 Apr 60 auth A&D list 4737 USAF Hosp

Osbon, Ralph A. - A/1C - sk in base hosp 4737 USAF Hosp auth A&D List 4737 USAF Hosp eff 17 Apr

Osbon, Ralph A. - A/1C - resgd to 4737 USAF Hospital APO 862 NY NY EDCSA 21 Apr 60 per par 2 SO 64 this orgn

Owens, Robert L. - 1st Lt - PAFSC and DAFSC changed to 1744A per par 3 SO 29 this orgn eff 29 Feb 60

Poole, James R. - A/2C - pending asgmt (EDCSA 1 Apr 60) per par 4 SO A-25 Hq 552 AEW&C Wg (ADC) McClellan AFB Calif dated 12 Feb 60

Proudfoot, Dorsey A. - S/MSGT - deptd on Ord Lv per par 1 SO 59 this orgn

Rainey, Walter A. - S/SGT - Primary and Control AFSC changed to 27370A per par 1 SO 23 this orgn amended by per par 6 SO 27 this orgn

Rowe, David R. - A/1C - promd fr A/2C per par 1 SO 26 this orgn DORCG (A/1C) 1 Mar 59

Rowe, David R. - A/1C - deptd for 34 dys TDY e/r to rsgmt (EDCSA 1 May 60) per par 1 SO 13 this orgn

Rowe, David R. - A/1C - Primary and Control AFSC changed to 64650 per par 2 SO 23 this orgn

Sample, Adrien L. - S/SGT - Primary and Control AFSC changed to 27370A per par 1 SO 23 this orgn amended per par 6 SO 27 this orgn

Thomas, Terry L. - A/1C - prom fr A/2C per par 1 SO 25 this orgn DORCG (A/1C) 1 Mar 59

Tugman, Rufus R. - T/SGT - deptd on Ord Lv per par 6 SO 35 this orgn

Tugman, Rufus R. - T/SGT - Primary and Control AFSC changed to 27370A per par 1 SO 23 this orgn amended by per par 6 SO 27 this orgn

Williams, Richard L. - S/SGT - Primary and Control AFSC changed to 27370A per par 1 SO 23 this orgn amended by per par 6 SO 27 this orgn

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