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RICHARD C. FONTAINE

 

 

LT COLONEL, USAF(RET)
Entered service 1951 "
Commissioned through AFROTC University of Iowa
Retired 1978
Distinguished Flying Cross w/1 OLC
Air Medal w/14 OLC
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Unit Citation
Presidential unit Citation
AIRCRAFT FLOWN:
T-6G, T-33, F-86F, F-105D, T-38 plus fifteen others amassing 4300 flying hours
My favorite aircraft was the F-105D for it brought me back 103 times.
ASSIGNMENTS AND POSITIONS:
Instructor pilot
Instructor, Aerospace Physiology
Chief of Current Operations, Air Defense Command, Republic of China, Taiwan
Base Operations Officer, Fairchild AFB, WA
Exercise Director for TAC units supporting Ft. Lewis on the Yakima Range
Executive Officer to the Base Commander, Fairchild AFB, WA
CAMPAIGNS AND COMBAT EXPERIENCE:
Korea
Middle East
Southeast Asia, 103 missions against North Vietnam
HIGHLIGHTS:
Stationed with the Air Defense Command of the Republic of China, Taiwan, in 1974 I was the Chief of Current operations. In that capacity I received decorations from the Chinese Air Force in recognition of contributions to flying safety of both civil and military all-weather operations.
 
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