Oldest Living Member
James Ed Spencer
Age of 17 Ed
joined the US Army at Hazard, KY in 1950, took Basic Training at
Ft. Knox Kentucky,
2nd 8 weeks of troop training (AIT) at
Ft. Sill Ok, and
then assigned to 553 Artillery training. From there he was sent to
Benning, GA and went to jump school (under the 511).
assigned back to the 553 at
Ft. Campbell, KY,
and then got orders to go to Korea and was assigned to the
92nd Red Devil Armored Field Artillery. He was at Heartbreak
Ridge one year after being assigned to
Korea. (Clint Eastwood made the movie Heartbreak Ridge
Ed left Korea
(after 51) and was with the 750 Tokyo MP's, and was there for a year.
Then he was
sent back to Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division (Assigned under Col.
Joe Vinegar Jr. - both worked under Gen. McArthur)
snippit , was in Kum-wa valley
('51) and stayed until 1953. He left the Army
in 7th of Aug 1954.
1954 Ed reenlisted into the Air Force and was stationed at
Kelly AFB. He was sent
back to Japan and was in Communication World Svc with GEEIA Sqn. (Ground
Electronics Engineering Installation Agency), then returned to Kelly AFB
in San Antonio, TX until 1964. Between '64 and '66 he was flying
between Kelly AFB and Saigon, Vietnam. He returned to the US at
and was an instructor in communications. In '67 thru '68 he was
back in Vietnam at the World Wide Communication Squadron as an
instructor once again - he layed all the communication wire from Kontum,
to Pleiku, to An-Khe. He was there during the Tet offensive of
1968. In 1968 he returned from Vietnam and
was assigned to Alaska Command GEEIA as ground electronics engineer and
retired in 1971.
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Ed Spencer Rides for disabled veterans and for Veterans
funerals with the Oklahoma Staff Member 133 CVMA