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Technical Sergeant Johnny Ray House | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

Technical Sergeant Johnny Ray House

Tech Sergeant House, Marked Tree, U.S. Air Force, Viet Nam. Awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, eight Air Medals, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Tech Sergeant House was assigned to the 606th Special Operations Group Flying C-123’s based in Thailand.  While a member of this Black Operations Group, House logged 131 classified combat missions, some 580 hours.  During this period he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and nine awards of the Air Medal.  In addition to Air Police and Loadmaster training, House underwent Survival Training, General Aeronautics, and the Pacific Air Force Jungle Survial School. His terminal assignment was in the 55th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Military Airlift Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for his actions in a rescue mission being instrumental in the saving of two lives.  The narrative for that Air Force Commendation Medal reads as follows: Technical Sergeant Johnny R. House distinguished himself by meritorious service as a squadron loadmaster while assigned to the 55th Aerospace Rescue-and-Recovery Squadron, Military Airlift Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, from 29 June 1971 to 31 May 1977. During this period, the outstanding job knowledge and deep sense of professionalism displayed by Sergeant House added immeasurably in the accomplishment of the rescue mission and directly in the saving of two lives. The distinguished accomplishments of Sergeant House, culminate a distinguished career in the service of his country and reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. 

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