Bio: Pakiz, David M. - 2nd Lt.(Military - 1973)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Pakiz, Gardner
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 6/28/1973
Pakiz, 2nd Lt. David M. (Military - 1973)
Second Lieutenant David M. Pakiz received the silver wings of an Air Force pilot during graduation exercises at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., on May 11. On May 20 Second Lieutenant and Mrs. Pakiz and children Becky and Michael arrived here to visit their parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pakiz and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gardner.
The serviceman left here June 3 for the Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Wa., for a week’s training in survival school after which he returned here. On Monday accompanied by his wife and children they left for Homestead Air Force base in Miami, Fla., where he will undergo several days of water survival school. From there the Pakiz family will go to Shaw Air Force base in Sumter, S. C., where he will take six months of upgrade school in R. F. A. C. High Speed Reconnaissance Air Craft.
The lieutenant is a 1968 graduate of Greenwood High School, earned his B. S. degree in mathematics in 1972 at the University of Wisconsin at Superior and was commissioned there through the Air Force reserve officers training corps program.
Lieutenant Pakiz’s wife, Betty, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gardner of Rt. 3, Greenwood.
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