Provided light-lift helicopter operations east of the Mississippi River, 1978-1980. Assignments. "What makes this squadron unique is it's one of the few (units) where the people are the weapons systems. 347 Operations Group, 1 May 2001-. Part of the 347th Rescue Group, 23rd Wing, it is stationed at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. 3 Air Rescue Group, 14 Nov 1952 (attached to HQ Far East Air Forces for operational control, 14 Nov 1952-1 Jul 1954; Japan Air Defense Force, 1 Jul-1 Aug 1954; HQ Far East Air Forces [later, Pacific Air Forces], 1 Aug 1954-c. 18 Sep 1957); 2 Air Rescue Group, 18 Jun-18 Sep 1957. Inactivated on 15 Feb 1996. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1971. Following retirement, Rocky began a new career in the fire protection and safety business with Smith Fire Protection in Dallas and in 1985 transferred to Sherman, Texas where he met and married Monta Sue Hodges. Part of the 347th Rescue Group, 23rd Wing, it is stationed at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jul-31 Dec 1966. Benjamin Wierzba, 38th RQS first sergeant. It was also an HH-43 that carried Airman 1st ClassWilliam J. Pitsenbargeron his Medal of Honor mission on April 11, 1966. The squadron of elite Guardian Angel Airmen serve as highly trained rescue specialists, on and off the battlefield, providing life-saving trauma care and search and rescue as part of the 920th Rescue Wing - one of the most deployed units in the Air Force Reserve. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-[1 Jul 1971]. Unit of Service: 38th Rescue Squadron, 6147th Tactical Control Group Location of Service: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; Korea; Okinawa, Japan Dates of Service: 1951-1974 Entrance into Service: Commissioned Military Status: Veteran Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Branch of Service: Air Force Activated on 14 Nov 1952. May 1967, the HH-3s and crews of Detachment 7 at Da Nang Air Base were reassigned to the 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron and the detachment closed. Search, rescue, and recovery in Japan and adjacent waters, 1952-1957; also in Korea and adjacent waters, 1952-1953. CH/HH-3, 1965-1966; HH-43, 1965-1971. 1952-1953. The HH-43B Huskie had a top speed of 120 miles per hour, and a range of 185 miles. Which involve the search for and the provision of aid to those in danger or distress, in combat the role may overlap somewhat with casualty evacuation operations. The Huskie also remained the only dedicated USAF rescue helicopter until the arrival of the HH-3 Jolly Greens in late 1965. They join that company of the valiant to whom we all owe our freedom and our national honor. During the Vietnam War it was used as a short-range overland search and rescue aircraft and served with the 33d, 36th, 37th, and 38th Air Rescue Squadrons, and later with the 40th Aerospace. Activated on 30 Jun 1965. Lt Col Edward Krafka, 1 Jul 1965; Lt Col Donald F. Karschner, 16 Oct 1965; Col Arthur W. Beall, 18 Nov 1965; Lt Col James L. Blackburn, 8 Jan 1966; Lt Col John A. Baseball Roundup Sherman takes two to finish Collin County Classic, Softball Roundup Denison ends Bells-Bonham tourney strong, Girls Powerlifting Roundup Sherman, Denison lead state qualifiers, Photos: Texoma Nepalese Society celebrates Holi, 2022-23 Girls Basketball All-District Teams, Whitesboro falls to Mineola in region semifinals, Soccer Roundup Sherman, Denison girls win; Jackets take shootout, Austin Colleges White finalizes football coaching staff, Sister-in-law miffed when shes left out of wedding. This squadron bares some unique qualities that validate its capabilities to save Airmen in danger. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes), U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Redesignated as 38 Rescue Squadron on 2 Apr 2001. 20 September 1965, Kaman HH-43 Huskie BuNo 62-4510, callsign Dutchy 41 of Detachment 1, Nakhon Phanom Air Base was on a CSAR for Essex 04, an F-105D piloted by Capt Willis E. Forby, over North Vietnam. Local base rescue helicopters and their crews then became detachments of the parent unit, the 3d Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group. [CDATA[// >