Dean, Bill – CO

Bill Dean

Enlisted June 1957. 

Attend basic, medical basic, and Aerospace Medical school in 1957.

I was stationed at various AF Bases until I volunteered for Viet Nam in 1968.   Served in Viet Nam October 1968 to 1969. I was the NCOIC in the Flight Surgeon’s Office. Flew mostly psych warfare planes as no rescue unit at Nah Trang AB. 

First flew helicopters (HH-43) when I came  back to Luke AFB, AZ. and  flew with Det. 15 ARRS.  Became medical flight examiner approx. 1973. Luke was where I was awarded the Combat Crew Badge. We were one of the first rescue units to fly M.A.S.T. (Military Assistance to Safety in Traffic) I was awarded the Kaman “Mission of Mercy” award 8 times and the Kaman  “Scroll of Honor” 3 times.

I was then sent to Ramstein AB, Germany where I was part of the Surgeon General’s inspection team. 

I then went to Sembach AB, Germany and back to Luke to retire.

Retired Nov 1, 1977.

Integrity, Honor, and Respect
Some of the best things cannot be bought, they must be earned

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