Turk, Toni Richard, SP 5

Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Specialist 5
Current/Last Service Branch
Branch Immaterial
Current/Last Primary MOS
1799-Interceptor, Radio Communication
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1976-1977, ARNG, Texas
Previously Held MOS
98G10-Voice Interceptor
96D-Imagery Analyst
Service Years
1960 - 1963
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Specialist 5

One Service Stripe

Two Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

ARNG Recruiting & Retention Badge (Basic) Defense Intel Agency

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Stars and BarsPost 10745, Comb Ridge PostDLI Alumni Association (DLIAA)WW II Memorial National Registry
Society of the CincinnatiNational Society Sons of the American RevolutionArmy Historical FoundationBlanding Veterans Memorial
  1969, Military Order of the Stars and Bars [Verified]
  1987, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 10745, Comb Ridge Post (National President) (Blanding, Utah) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2002, DLI Alumni Association (DLIAA) [Verified]
  2005, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2008, Society of the Cincinnati [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Society of the Cincinnati, Massachusetts Chapter (Member) (Massachusetts) - Chap. Page
  2009, National Society Sons of the American Revolution [Verified]
  2009, Army Historical Foundation [Verified]
  2012, Blanding Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Barbara & I celebrated our 58th anniversary on March 9, 2019.

We have 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

I am a member of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts - by right of descent. See: http://www.ahac.us.com/

I am a Past Commander General of the Military Order of the Stars & Bars.
Other Comments:
I was in Germany as a military dependent with the Army of Occupation from 1952-1954.

My actual MOS was 988.2663 (Russian language voice intercept operator and transcriber). I served on active duty from 1 Jun 1960 until 18 May 1963.

During my service in the Army Security Agency we wore "unassigned" brass - the Eagle; also we did not wear name tags; accordingly, we really stood out.

My duty/TDY stations with the Army Security Agency in Germany were: Bahrdorf/Heidwinkel (Helmstedt), Baumholder, Dahme Ostseebad, Frankfurt/Main, Gartow, Jerxheim, Luebeck, Rothwesten, Schletau & St. Andreasberg.

Shortly after I arrived at the headquarters of the 319th USASA Battalion at Rothwesten, the linguists were assigned to make a flight aboard the Navy aircraft WV-2Q BUNO 131390 JQ-15 to train in electronic warfare surveillance. I was ineligible to make the flight, because I had not yet received my flight physical. All aboard were killed in a crash that occurred on 22 May 1962 in Bavaria. The affected linguists were:

SP5 Fred Leroy Breshears
SP5 Robert John "Skip" Hoos, Jr.
SP4 Rolland A. Lewis, Jr.
SP4 Edward M. McGreal

See: http://www.portlyautey.com/ECM-2.htm

I had occasion to visit the Soviet Union (Moscow, Leningrad & Kiev) on business in 1970. In the post-Soviet era I did work in Moscow and in the Tyumenskaya Oblast in Russia's Asiatic Siberia.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1960, 4th Battalion, 3rd Training Regiment (Fort Leonard Wood, MO), E
 Unit Assignments
Army Language School (Staff) Presidio of Monterey, CA507th Army Security Agency Europe (ASAE)319th Army Security Agency BattalionDefense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
ARNG, Texas
  1960-1961, 98G10, Army Language School (Staff) Presidio of Monterey, CA
  1961-1962, 98G10, 507th Army Security Agency Europe (ASAE)
  1962-1963, 98G10, HHC, 319th Army Security Agency Battalion
  1962-1963, 98G10, 319th Army Security Agency Battalion
  1963-1963, 98G10, C Company, 319th Army Security Agency Battalion
  1966-1967, 96D, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  1976-1977, ARNG, Texas
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
Midwestern State UniversityMidwestern State UniversityUniversity of UtahTexas Tech University
Brigham Young University
  1963-1966, Midwestern State University
  1967-1969, Midwestern State University
  1970-1970, University of Utah
  1973-1974, Texas Tech University
  1976-1977, Brigham Young University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 26, 2009, Air Force CMSgt Robert Turk (Father)1
  Dec 26, 2009, Air Force CMSgt William Coles (Father-in-Law)2
  Mar 09, 2010, 50th Wedding Anniversary1
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