General Note / OCR
(USAF) Richard E. Hamilton, originally from Portland, Oregon served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 until 1959 and from 1962 until 1988. He also served in the California Air National Guard from 1959 until 1962. Dick first went to Southeast Asia in 1965 TDY from MacDill AFB with the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) and was stationed at Ubon RTAB. There he served as the Squadron Scheduling Officer, Assistant Flight Commander, and flew missions in the F-4C over Laos and North and South Vietnam, taking part in Operations BARREL ROLL and ROLLING THUNDER. Dick went back to Southeast Asia in 1970 with the 389th TFS and was stationed at Phu Cat AB, RVN. There he served as Flight Commander and Wing Weapons Officer and flew missions in the F-4D over North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Interview conducted by Richard B. Verrone, Ph.D.