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March 31, 2021

A Heritage of Excellence: Crossbow Civil Engineers lead the way

The 633rd Civil Engineering Squadron activated on January 15, 1967. Prior to this date the unit and personnel were a division of the 633rd Combat Support Group at Pleiku Air Base, former Republic of Vietnam.

March 11, 2021

Pleiku departure; 50 years later, veterans recall memories

On March 24, 1971, the 633rd Air Base Wing inactivated at Pleiku Air Base, Republic of Vietnam. The unit was originally designated as the 633rd Combat Support Group when it was activated at Pleiku in April, 1966.

March 11, 2021

Vietnam War vet receives Bronze Star for saving comrades

Fifty years: that’s how long one veteran, along with his family, friends, and fellow veterans strived to receive the honor he deserved.Former U.S. Army Spc. 4 Ronald Mallory received a Bronze Star for his actions during the Vietnam War, at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum, Fort Eustis, Virginia, Mar. 4.U.S. Army Brig. Gen. James M. Smith, U.S.

April 1, 2019

A day pinned in remembrance

In honor of the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration, the Defense Commissary Agency and Army and Air Force Exchange Service hosted a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin presentation ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 29, 2019. The pins were presented to U.S. Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975.

Feb. 15, 2017

First African-American Medal of Honor recipient

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ruppert L. Sargent (1938-1967), is likely one of the most decorated military service members throughout the city of Hampton, Virginia. As a Hampton native, he was the first African-American officer to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroics at Hau Nghia Province, Republic of Vietnam on March 15, 1967. Sargent served as a rifle platoon leader of Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Regiment, and 25th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War.