Bio: Kuehn, Air Force M/Sgt George R. (Military Decoration - 1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kuehn, Flores

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/06/1969

Kuehn, Air Force M/Sgt George R. (Military Decoration - 1969)

Air force M/Sgt George R. Kuehn, son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Kuehn of Rt. 1 Neillsville, has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service while engaged in military operations against Viet Cong forces.

Sgt. Kuehn was cited for this performance as an aircraft maintenance technician with the 45th Tactical Reconnaissance squadron, Vietnam. He performed in an outstanding manner while supervising the maintenance, logistics, scheduling and launch recovery operations for 20 RF-101C aircraft.

He was presented the medal at Laredo AFB, Tex., where he is now assigned to the 4060th Organizational Maintenance squadron, a unit of the air training command.

Sgt. Kuehn was stationed in England for three years and in 1968 was presented the Airman’s medal for heroism at the voluntary risk of his life. Sgt. Kuehn, flight chief in the 77th Tactical Fighter squadron a Wethersfield, was awarded the medal for heroic action on May 29, 1967, at Wheelus AB, Libya, when he risked his life extinguishing a fire on a burning aircraft.

The sergeant, a graduate of Neillsville High School, is a veteran of the Korean War.

His wife, Amada, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Trinidad Flores, 776 Pierce St., Eagle Pass, Tex.



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