Steve Yoshimi “Pineapple” Nagareda
|Place of birth:||Honolulu HI, U.S.A.|
|Inducted:||1966-10-11, Ft. DeRussy HI|
|Units served:||U.S. Air Force|
|Military specialty:||32551 - Avionics Instrument System Specialist|
|Stationed:||USA: Lackland AFB, Tx; Chanute AFB, IL; Travis AFB, CA
Other Countries: Yokota AFB, Japan
|Unit responsibility:||Shop repair of avionic instrument systems and flight line repair and installation of indicator instruments.|
|Personal responsibility:||Repair avionic instruments and test instrument at bench test. (At times have 2 hours to repair avionics instrument and test for C-141).
I was in the support group of 60th Military Airlift Wing at Travis AFB and Yokota AFB.
|Awards, medals, citations
(individual or unit)
|NDSM-AFM 900-3/AFOUA-SOGB - 450
|Living conditions:||Living condition - good.
Slept in open bay, 2 men room, 4 men room.
Bathed in open shower and single bath.
Meals were always hot and choice of meals.
For entertainment - USO, NCO Club, movies, squadron picnics.
|Most vivid memory of military experience:||As a Japanese-American, I was treated nice and accepted by the American Families of different races. Respected one another.|
|Missed most whilst in the military:||Mom's home cooking, and dad support of me.
|Most important thing, personally, to come from military experience?||Understanding the value of life and the support of your buddies to be with you in time of need. I don't want to see my son and daughter go to war. No one wins. Just the family will suffer and worry.|