Ansis (Andy) Platacis - Operations 

Top Tiger  & Mustang

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Arrived in unit:  Aug. 1965  - PFC

Departed unit:   Nov. 1966 - Sp-4  

Duties in unit:  Worked in Operations for Sgt Proffit under Maj LeMaster at Vung Tau, Painted original "Tigers" on Helicopters. TDY to 145th Ben Hoa

Other Assignments:   TDY to 125th ATC, Spartan Tower, Air Traffic Control. Door gunned part time with Top Tigers and Mustangs, Bandits at Ben Hoa

Training:   Basic at Fort Knox Feb Mar April 1963, AIT Fort Sill, 117th & 123d Artillery Fort sill. Air Traffic Control School Kessler AFB Spring 1965, Air Traffic Control Tower Fort Sill Summer 1965.

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Current Residence:   Sturgeon Bay,  Wisconsin

Occupation:  Retired Project Engineer, Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Systems

Family:  Wife Patricia, daughter Jennifer Platacis Fawley, Grandson Everett Fawley, Granddaughter Nora

Hobbies:  Boating, Fishing, Traveling by Air and RV, wood working

Remarks:  After Vietnam I graduated commercial pilot program at National Aviation Academy St. Pete Fl, with Commercial Pilot, Instrument, Multi Engine, Sea Plane and Flight Instructors Ratings. Flight instructed at Aurora, Il and Chicago Midway airports.

Email:    last update July 2009

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