Bruce Maxwell, Maintenance
18th SOS, Nakhon Phanom, 1972
I was born in 1942 at Cincinnati, Ohio. After attending Webster Hills High School, I earned my GED. I joined the Air Force to add to my other service tours in the USN and USANG. My original orders were for 18th SOS after reporting to NKP 56th Field Maintenance Squadron.
My most memorable events in Southeast Asia were trying to fix engines that were failing on start up, finding blower cases leaking and fixing planes at NKP instead of returning them to depot. We saved a lot of time and engines. We did not have many spare engines. I was not authorized for field repair, but did it anyway, saving many hours of maintenance and down time.
I retired from the Air Force at Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona on 31 July 1994 as a Chief Master Sergeant. I currently live in Pace, Florida.