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John Moulton - Vietnam War

John Moulton started his military career as an enlisted man in the U.S. Air Force in 1967 following his graduation from high school in Vandalia, Illinois. He attended boot camp in San Antonio, Texas, where he was trained in ammunition management. By late 1968 he was stationed at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa for several months, and by mid-1969 he was posted to Kunsan Air Force Base in South Korea. He finished his Air Force obligation at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan’s upper peninsula.

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Staff Sergeant John E. Moulton, father of COL John Moulton, was a radio operator on a B-24 Liberator, who spent the war in the United States. Circa 1943.

Where:
United States

When:
Circa 1943

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

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Moulton’s bomb assembly team is assembling 750 pound high explosive bombs on Kadena Air Base. The bombs are being prepped for a B-52 airstrike against South Vietnam in September 1968.

Where:
Kadena Air Base

When:
September 1968.

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

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Fruits of their labor. A completed trailer at Okinawa’s Kadena Air Base is loaded with 750-pound bombs with fuses and fins mounted, ready for loading onto B-52s.

Where:
Okinawa’s Kadena Air Base

When:
1968

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

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A local protest sign against the American presence in Okinawa was posted outside the Kadena Air Base in December 1968.

Where:
Okinawa’s Kadena Air Base

When:
December 1968

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

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John Moulton attended Bob Hope’s December 1968 Christmas Show on Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. Ann-Margret headlined the show that year.

Where:
Okinawa’s Kadena Air Base

When:
December 1968

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

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When Bob Hope visited Springfield, IL for a show at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in 1985, John got the star’s signature on the photo he took of Hope’s USO show in December, 1968 at Kadena AFB in Okinawa.

Where:
Springfield, Illinois

When:
1985

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

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An aircraft bunker at Kunsan AFB in South Korea for F-4 Phantom jet #710 in early 1970. The aircraft was crewed by pilot MAJ Tony Andreasy, co-pilot Lt. John Feldon, and crew chief SGT Bill Langworthy.

Where:
Kunsan AFB in South Korea

When:
early 1970

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

Caption
Korean locals often worked on the Kunsan AFB. John Moulton’s houseboy, on the left, invited Moulton to his residence outside the airbase in the summer of 1970.

Where:
Kunsan AFB in South Korea

When:
summer of 1970

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

Caption
The munitions handling crew relax at the Airman’s Club at Kunsan AFB in the summer of 1970.

Where:
Kunsan AFB in South Korea

When:
summer of 1970

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo

Caption
John Moulton’s barracks at Kunsan AFB in South Korea, during the time he was stationed there in the summer of 1970.

Where:
Kunsan AFB in South Korea

When:
summer of 1970

Ownership:
Narrator’s photo



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