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Calvin Richards

Division: Air Force
Rank: MSgt
Hometown: Baxter Springs, KS
Wartime Locations: Korea, Vietnam
Wartime Service Dates: 1950-1953, 1965-1968
Major Battles: Psy-War flights over Korea, gunship flights Vietnam
Unit: 580th Air reupply Sq., 4th Air Commando Sq (Pleiku)
Significant Accomplishments: Completed Radio Operator Tech School in 1950 and flew as a radio operator on B-29, C-45, C-47, C-54, C-119, SA-16, B-25, B-36, and KC-97 aircraft as a crew member. Retrained as an aerial gunner and flew on B-52 and AC-47 aircraft as a crew member, Retired from AIr Force as a First SGT in 1970.
Medals: Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air MEdal with 28 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation with Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Readiness Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and other numerous service ribbons