Ron Sheffield - Pilot
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Arrived in unit: Apr. 1968 - CPT
Departed unit: Sept. 1968 - CPT
Duties in unit: Gun platoon leader, Mustang 6; Operations officer, Top Tiger 3
Prior to arriving at the 68th, spent
five months with the 334th AHC.
Basic & AIT, Ft Benning; Flight
School, Ft Wolters & Rucker; first
VN Tour, 1965-66, 120th AHC, Pilot
& IP; third VN Tour,
1971–72, CO, 334th AHC and
Sec. of Gen. staff, 1st Avn. Brigade.
Officer, Ft Benning; Army
Aviator, Ft Rucker. Instrument School Ft. Rucker; Germany
2/9 Cav 24th ID; Infantry Career course, Ft Benning; Asst G3,
Ft. Wolters; 82nd Abn. Div., Adj. for 2nd Bde.; Div.
Avn. Officer, Armed Forces Staff College; TAC Officer at U.S.A.F.
Retired Army: LTC Oct. 1982 ( 20 years service )
Occupation: Lockheed Martin (17 years). Responsible Engineer for Air Elevator Support Trailer, MX Missile. Trained astronauts for deploying and servicing Hubble Telescope. Three-time recipient of NASA’s and Lockheed Martin’s highest performance award.
Linda, Sons: Ron T and Michael, Daughter:
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, shooting, hiking, outdoors, scuba diving.
time Linda and I had a kid, I was sent back to VN.
Three kids, three tours. We stopped having kids and the war
ended, but not before I was able to bring Linda to VN and fly her
around. My most memorable
moment with the 68th occurred after my first mission as
Mustang 6. The crew chiefs
and gunners told me how glad they were I was there.