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US Air Force
April 1975 - April 1979
Rank - Staff Sergeant

US Army 1970-1976

US Air Force, retired as the Vice Commander of the 147th Mission Support Group,
Commander, 40th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron from 1 December 2002 until 7 March 2003.
During that time he directed engineering forces in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
147th Military Personnel Flight, 147th Civil Engineer Squadron. Civic Action Team Chuuk
while deployed to the Federated States of Micronesia. Senior Aerospace Instructor at Cyfair
High School establishing its first Air Force Junior ROTC unit in 2005

US Air Force, Systems Command, Air Force Technical Application Center (AFTAC), Special Electronics Technician Active Duty March 1974 - March 1980 Served in Colorado, Iceland, Florida, Alaska, Washington DC

Air Force active and reserve 1981-1987. His father Jack Ray retired after 26 years of service with one tour of duty in Vietnam.

US Army 103d Infantry Division 1955- 1956

Edd was in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966. He was in the Texas Air National Guard from 1973 to 1976. He was in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1988 to 1993. His younger brother retired from the United States Air Force as a Major in 1993. His older brother also served 21 years in the United States Air Force. His niece and nephew also retired from the USAF with 21 years each. Edd's family has almost 100 years of combined military service. Edd learned to square dance in Germany. A couple of the photos are from square dances.

Air Force (29-years 6 months (1963 -1993) Vietnam - 1967 - 1968 Desert Shield/Storm - 1990 -1993 Wife Julie was military dependent 1966 to 1993

US Marine Corps 1965 -1971 Co A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division . Awarded two purple hearts (wounds) in Vietnam. US Army 1971 - 1987 Military Police and CID (Criminal Investigation Department. Retired after 22 years. He was part of the investigation team that led to the rescue of kidnapped American General James Dozier.

US Army 1971-74

US Marine Corps 1954-62 3rd Division San Diego, Okinawa, Phillipines, Indonesia

US Army School support at Ft. Rucker, AL Vietnam 1965-67

Patton's Third Army in World War II from 1942-1945

US Navy 1952-54

US Navy - submarines Served in the US Navy Reserve 1966 - 1972. Served 2 years active duty aboard the Submarine USS Queenfish SSN 651 Completed all submarine qualification requirements and earned Navy Submarine Medal

US Army Field Artillery

Patton's Third Army in World War II from 1943-1946 In Bitche, France March 1945, 3d Battalion, 398th Infantry won a Presidential Unit Citation there, the entire 100th Division became known as "The Sons of Bitche." During 3- 12 April 1945 the 3/398th again earned Presidential Unit Citation in the process of eradicating a center
German resistance in Heilbronn. SGT Ralston was awarded the Bronze Star for "repeatedly exposing himself to sniper fire and almost continuous indirect fire to keep his company in contact with an adjacent unit.

US Army 1966 to 1968 in Vietnam.
Grandson Trae - Specialist 4
US Army 2008-present - Afganistan
Son Paul - Specialist 4
US Army 1990-92 - Germany
Passed away 2015

US Army 1961-63

US Air Force 1964-1967
MSG Mark H. Szyman, aka Top, is a retired U.S. Army Military Police Master Sergeant.
First Sergeant MP Company, Pacific Chemical Command, and Company A, Special Troops Battalion, Ft Sam Houston, and
Provost Sergeant Major, Law Enforcement Command (Provisional), Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX. Top also served
as a Volunteer Fire Investigator for Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office while stationed at Fort Sam Houston.
Overseas: Germany, Panama, Bosnia, Honduras, El Salvador. Top's most cherished positions were was that of Working
Dog Handler and First Sergeant. Life member of VFW, NRA and Texas SAR (Sons of the American Revolution)
NRA Credentialed Pistol Instructor, Certified License to Carry Instructor, "licensed" Texas Peace Officer.
All my children are adults and serving their country or community. "Truth is never afraid of a question."

US Army 1969-71

US Navy
Son Staff Sergeant Matt Cain
US Army

Served 34 years in the US Army during the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. Son Ken Warr- Private US Army
Fort Dix, NJ, 1992
Passed away 2015
Son Dan Warr - US Army

Served four years in Air Force bases in California, Alaska and Taiwan

Private First Class Tom Friday
US Army 82nd Airborne Division

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24887 Tenn Oaks Road
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