Personal information for Frank Stupnik

Branch of Service: United  States Air Force (USAF)
Date of enlistment:  7/1967 – 7/1971
Occupation: Aircraft radio repairman
Basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas
Technical school at Keesler AFB, Mississippi
Major command: Air Training Command (ATC)
Stationed at Nellis AFB, Nevada 1968. Maintained F-105 Thunderchief fighter bombers. 
Major command: Tactical Air Command (TAC).
Stationed at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand in 1968-1969 in direct combat support of operations in South  Vietnam and support of aircraft flying photo-reconnaissance missions over North Vietnam.  Served in 432 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (TRW) and maintained the following aircraft:
F-4D and F-4E Phantom fighter-bombers. RF-4C Phantom reconnaissance fighter-bombers, RF-101 Voodoo reconnaissance fighters, C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, C-47 gunships, OV-10 Bronco, and the occasional transient aircraft such as the F-100 SuperSaber. 
Famous squadron assigned to Udorn RTAFB in 1968 was the 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) known as Triple Nickel.  They were credited with 27 MIGkills with 7 of those while at Udorn.
Udorn was home to the 40thAerospace Rescue and Recovery Service (40th ARRS)  flying HH-53’s known as  Super Jolly Green Giants.
Udorn was also home to the CIA’s air force called Air Americawhich provided logistical support and resources to the “secret war in Laos”.
Major command: Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).
Stationed at Ellsworth AFB, South  Dakota1970 – 1971.  Maintained B-52D Stratofortresses, KC-135 Stratotankers, and Huey UH-1 helicopters for missile crews.
Major command: Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Rank: Staff sergeant
Honorable discharge
Date of enlistment: 3/1973 –6/1976
Occupation: Aircraft control and warning radar repairman
Technical school at Keesler AFB, Mississippi
Stationed at Kingsley Field, Oregon.  Serviced and maintained long range radar from 1973 to 1976.
Major command: Air Defense Command (ADC)
Rank: Staff sergeant
Honorable discharge
Medals/ribbons awarded:
National Defense medal
Air Force Small Arms Expert Marksmanship medal
Air Force Longevity medal
Air Force Good Conduct medal
Vietnam Service medal
Vietnam Campaign medal

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