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#1 rooster77

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:19 AM

Picked this up over the weekend.

In country, during conflict made war souvenir from the USAF's 56th Special Operations Wing.
 
Once belonged to Richard Legeza a former Air Force Officer from near Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Richard Legeza was distinguished for his combat service in both Korea and Vietnam

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:20 AM

opps here is the second shot.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:17 AM

Nice looking mug.  Very neat.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:18 AM

Source:  https://www.legacy.c...y?pid=190442451

 

Richard F. “Major” Legeza

Monongahela, Pennsylvania

 

Aug 26, 1931 – Sep 25, 2018 (Age 87)

 

Richard was born on August 26, 1931 and passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

 

Richard was a resident of Monongahela, Pennsylvania at the time of passing.

 

A 1949 graduate of Monongahela High School, Major attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his bachelor's degree.

 

Following his graduation from college, he joined the United States Air Force in 1953, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars and receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross medal, among many other medals and honors.

 

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service beginning at 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2018, in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, with full military honors accorded by the U.S. Air Force.

 

One of the Condolences

 

Michael Gentile of Kure Beach

October 10, 2018

 

I was stationed with the Maj twice, once at Plattsburgh NY when he was the Commander of the Field Maintenance Squadron and again at Offutt AFB when we were both assigned to MSET. Maj. was also a Member of the MSET Association where we met as an Association each year 17 years and the Major was one of the Team that everyone respected as a good friend and Soldier.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:19 AM

Source:

Usaf Air Commando Secret Wars from Laos to Latin America

By Eugene D. Rossel

https://books.google...Legeza"&f=false

 

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:20 AM

Source:  https://aircommando....ando-chronicles

 

It took about ten years to get the list of the original Jungle Jim group and the names of the people who participated in the 1961 deployments. Bob Gleason, Don Maxwell, Jim “Chili” Wills helped me in putting these list together . Just recently AFMPC/AFPC told me that the original Jungle Jim personnel listing was still classified and they couldn’t give me any names. The enlisted group is not complete and I need your help to complete it. I also need help in making a list of the original Det 3 which went to Panama.. Any help will be appreciated. If you have your name misspelled please let me know and if your name isn’t on the list please send me a copy of your orders assigning you to the original group. I can be reached at 909-930-5700 or e-mail [email protected]

 

Roster of the Original JUNGLE JIM Organization

 

4400TH COMBAT CREW TRAINING SQUADRON (TAC)

 

United States Air Force

 

Eglin AF Auxiliary Field Nr 9, Florida

 

Rated Officers

 

 

 

SPECIAL ORDER 3 August 1961

 

NUMBER P-10)

 

Under the Provisions of Paragraph 7 Section V, Chapter 2, AFM 35-13, the following named Officers, this squadron, this station are placed on Unconditional Flying Status Code 1, Effective 1 Aug 61.

 

CAPT RICHARD F LEGEZA



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:23 AM

Source:  http://www.usafaclas...price_mats2.htm

 

In this document, Richard Legeza is mentioned.  You'll just need to do a Find and type Legeza to find his name easily within the document.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:24 AM

Some items of his that are/were on Ebay

 

https://www.ebay.com...&orig_cvip=true

 

https://www.ebay.com...id=163511600539



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:57 PM

 

Thank you Aznation! Wow thats a lot of info!.

I looked last night but couldnt find any of that! Wow!! Thank you very much!!!

I got the horn award too.

Thanks again!!!

 Thats a lot to dig into!

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:06 PM

You're welcome Rooster.  I'm glad you were able to get the horn award also.  That's GREAT!  




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