John B. Martin, Maintenance
17th SOS, Phan Rang, Phu Cat, and Tuy Hoa, 1970-71

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was my birthplace in 1949. I graduated from high school in Coral Gables, Florida in 1968. I joined the U. S. Air Force in 1968 at Miami, Florida.

I served with the 17th Special Operations Squadron at Phan Rang, Phu Cat, and Tuy Hoa. I was sent via helicopter to Phnom Penh, Cambodia for a week to change an engine on a Shadow gunship. After run-up tests were satisfactory, the aircraft was ready for the crew to fly. I separated from the Air Force on 19 August 1974. I currently live in Rydal, Georgia.