My Dad's Military Page
I dedicate this page to me memory of my dad
and to the servicemen who gave their lives in serving our country.
My dad Woodrow "Tony" Russell NANCE, Jr...
Born: 12 Mar 1938 Radford, VA
Died: 16 Dec 2001 New Tazewell, Claiborne County, TN
1960 - 1961 - Keesler Air
Force Base, Mississippi
29 Dec. 1961 - Oct 1964 - 810
Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron, Winston Salem Air Force
Station, North Carolina
Oct 1964 - Oct. 1965 - Alaska
15 June 1965 - 15 June 1967 -
4754th RADAR Evaluation Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Layton, Utah
About 1968 - Vietman....When
he got orders to go overseas he was suppose to go to Phan Rang Vietnam.
Phan Rang had been closed down. Everyone went to Sigon Vietnam first.
So they cut him another set of orders in Sigon and sent him to
Thailand. But he was in Sigon for a month so that made him a Vietnam
???? - ???? - Thailand
???? - 1971 - 4754th RADAR
Evaluation Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Layton, Utah
1971 - 1972 - Lowrey Air Force
1972 - 1975 - Hill Air Force
Base, Layton, Utah
1975 - 1978 - Kadena Air Base,
1978 - 1980 - Holloman Air
Force Base, Alamogordo, NM
Ribbons he received:
- Air Force
Outstanding Unit Ribbon - (with 1 ribbon device) awarded to units which
have outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit above of
national or international significance, combat operations against an
armed enemy of the United States, or military operations involving
conflict with or exposure to hostile actions by an opposing foreign
- Small Arms Expert
- Air Force Longevity
Service Ribbon, (with 2 ribbon devices) who complete four years of
honorable active or reserve military service.
- National Defense
Service Ribbon, (Vietnam War) 1 January 1961 - 14 August 1974
- Air Force Good
Conduct Ribbon, (with 2 ribbon devices) awarded to Airmen for exemplary
conduct during a three-year period of active military service, (or for
a one-year period of service during a time of war).
- Simular to this 1
but without to 60. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Served for 6
months in South Vietnam 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; and who served a
minimum of 60 calendar days in Vietnam during 29 Jan 73 to 28 Mar 73.
- Can't find what this 1 was for. Vietnam War
Here's some places on the web
I found dad listed:
Gravesite Locator: Department of Veterans Affairs
1. NANCE, WOODROW RUSSELL Jr
TSGT US AIR FORCE
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/12/1938
DATE OF DEATH: 12/16/2001
IRISH CEMETERY RD TAZEWELL, TN 37879
From "The Claiborne Progress,
Wednesday, December 19, 2001"
WOODROW RUSSELL NANCE, JR.
Woodrow Russell Nance, Jr. age 63, of Tazewell, was born March 12, 1938
and passed away December 16, 2001 at Claiborne County Hospital.
He was of the Methodist Faith. He was retired from the Air Force and a
Vietnam Veteran. He was retired from the Department of Human Services
of Claiborne County. He was preceeded in death by his parents: Woodrow
and Sarah Elizabeth Nance; sister, Barbara Disney.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Nance of Tazewell; daughters and
son-in-law:, Sonia Kinback of Jensen Beach, Fl., Denise and Eddie Bunch
of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law: Mike and Linda Nance of Los
Vegas, Nv., sisters and brother-in-law: Mary and Glenn M. Humphrey of
Clinton, Sarah and Dykie Runion of North Carolina; 4 grandchildren; and
1 great grandchild.
Funeral services were held 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 18 in the Claiborne
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leonard Brooks officiating.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 19 at Irish
Memorial Gardens in Tazewell.
Pallbearers: Employees of the Department of Human Services. Claiborne
Funeral Home in charge.
IRISH MEMORIAL GARDENS - TAZEWELL,
CLAIBORNE COUNTY, TN
Some graphics aquired
Woodrow Russell NANCE, Jr.
TSGT US AIR FORCE
Mar 12 1938 - Dec 16 2001
granted me permission to use
one of their patch graphics.
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