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Effective 3 August, 2007 I retired from the state of FL as a DVOP (Disabled Vet outreach Program Vet rep), currently working 7 days a week to remain fully retired in our home in Florida.
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Bob and Patty Downey
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Air Medal - 1967
Name of Award Air Medal
Award Type Strike/Flight
Year Awarded 1967
Last Updated: Nov 4, 2008
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Deployed to Chu Lai, RVN and Flew 39 Combat support missions between between Hainan and Hai phong, north of Tiger Island. Missions were 12+ hours long. We were tracking surface contacts and transmitting radar picture to COMSEVENTHFLT fleet units as well as the weather picture in the area.
In addition, we routinely flew throughout the Pacific AOR, penetrating Typhoons at 1500 feet, at night. We collected weather information, barometric pressure, wind velocity, etc. Flew over 1100 hours as Navigator in this weather recon squadron.