THAILAND
Lineage and Honors History

of the
388th Security Police Squadron
Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 8 Apr 1966-15 Nov 1976

388th Security Police Squadron (AFMC)

LINEAGE.

  • Constituted 388th Air Police Squadron on 5 Nov 1953.
  • Activated on 23 Nov 1953.
  • Inactivated on 10 Dec 1957.
  • Activated on 7 Jun 1963.
  • Organized on 1 Jul 1963.
  • Discontinued, and Inactivated, on 8 Feb 1964.
  • Activated on 8 Apr 1966.
  • Redesignated 388th Security Police Squadron on 15 May 1967.
  • Inactivated on 15 Nov 1976.

HONORS.

SERVICE STREAMERS. None.

    The Vietnam Service Streamer, a unit award analogous to the award of the medal and ribbon for the individual. is identical to the ribbon in design and color. A United States Air Force (USAF) unit qualified for the Vietnam Service Streamer if it was based in South Vietnam at any time between 1 July 1958 and 14 November, or 29 January through 28 March 1973.* A unit based during these same periods in Thailand and flying missions into or over Vietnam also received the Vietnam Service Streamer. Nonpaying combat support units based in Thailand at any time between 1 July 1958 and 28 March 1973 are also entitled to the service streamer.
    * Units earned the appropriate campaign streamers between 15 November 1961
        and 28 January 1973.

    CAMPAIGN STREAMERS.

    A Campaign Streamer is a Vietnam Service Streamer with the name and dates of the campaign embroidered on it. With one exception, the Vietnam Air-Ground Campaign, a unit qualified for a campaign streamer if it was based in Vietnam or engaged in combat in Southeast Asia during the period of a designated campaign.

VIETNAM WAR

["Current issue battle streamer as used on US military flags. Overall length 49" embroidered in white on the color of the "Vietnam Service" medal ribbon. This practice dates from June 1920 as prescribed by the Secretary of War and continues to this day." ]

  • Vietnam Air, 31 January - June 1966.
    Vietnam Air 1966

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, 29 June 1966-8 March 1967.
    Vietnam Air Offensive 1966-1967

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II, 9 March 1967-31 March 1968.
    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III, 1 April-October 1968.

    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV, 1 November 1968-22 February 1969.
    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969

  • TET 69/Counteroffensive, 23 February-8 June 1969.
    TET 69/Counter-Offensive, 1969

  • Vietnam Summer-Fall, 9 June-31 October 1969.
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969

  • Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1 November 1969-30 April 1970.
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1969-1970

  • Sanctuary Couteroffensive, 1 May-30 June 1970.
    Sanctuary Counter-Offensive 1970

  • Southwest Monsoon, 1 July-30 November 1970.
    Southwest Monsoon, 1 July-30 November 1970

  • Commando Hunt V, 1 December 1970-14 May 1971.
    Commando Hunt V 1970-1971

  • Commando Hunt VI, 15 May-31 October 1971.
    Commando Hunt VI 15 May-31 October 1971

  • Commando Hunt VII, 1 November 1971-29 March 1972.
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  • Vietnam Ceasefire, 30 March 1972-28 January 1973.
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ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMERS. None.

DECORATIONS.

Presidential Unit Citation:

South Vietnam, 10 Oct 1966-10 Apr 1967

  • 10 Mar-1 May 1967.
Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device:

South Vietnam, 2 Apr-2 Sep 1967
  • 29-30 Jun 1966;
  • 1 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1967;
  • 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968;
  • 1 Jul 1968-15 Sep 1969
  • 10 Oct 1970-20 May 1971;
  • 18 Dec 1972-15 Aug 1973;
  • 15 Oct 1974-12 May 1975
  • 13-15 May 1975.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards :

South Vietnam, 2 Apr-2 Sep 1967

  • 29-30 Jun 1966;

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm:

South Vietnam, 2 Apr-2 Sep 1967

  • 29-30 Jun 1966.

ASSIGNMENTS.

  • 388th Combat Support Group, 23 Nov 1953-10 Dec 1957.
  • Tactical Air Command, 7 Jun 1963;
  • 388th Combat Support Group, 1 Jul 1963-8 Feb 1964;
  • Pacific Air Forces, 14 MaR 1966;
  • 388th Combat Support Group, 8 Apr 1966--.

STATIONS.

  • Clovis AFB, NM, 23 Nov 1953-28 Nov 1954;
  • Etain-Rouvres AB, France, 12 Dec 1954-10 Dec 1957.
  • McConnell AFB, KS, 1 Jul 1963-8 Feb 1964.
  • Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 8 Apr 1966-15 Nov 1976.

EMBLEM. 377th Security Police Squadron Emblem, Tan Son Nhut388th Security Police Squadron Emblem, Korat RTAFB, Thailand






388th Security Police Sq

UNIT EMBLEM: 388th Security Police Squadron

COMMANDERS, 388th SPS:

Unit
Base
Commander
Date
388th APS
Clovis AFB, NM
1st Lt Paul K. Gordon
23 Nov 1953
388th APS
Clovis AFB, NM
2nd Lt Thaddeus B. Kolassa
Jun 1954
388th APS
Etain-Rouvres AB, France
1st Lt Richard B. Shrodes
Dec 1954
388th APS
Etain-Rouvres AB, France
Maj Edward T. Soloman
6 Aug 1955
388th APS
Etain-Rouvres AB, France
Maj Edward J. O'Neill
Sep 1956-10 Dec 1957
388th APS
McConnell AFB, Kansas
Capt John J. Jarrett
1 Jul 1963-8 Feb 1964
388th APS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Unknown
8 Apr 1966-
388th APS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Maj Herbert W. Laird Jr.
c. 1966
388th SPS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Lt Col Henry K. Lambert
31 Oct 1967
388th SPS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Maj Billie G. Stricker
26 Jan 1968
388th SPS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Maj Thomas J. Murphy Jr.
18 Sep 1968
388th SPS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Maj Edward N. Garcia
12 Sep 1969
388th SPS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Capt Lorne L. McGregor
10 Sep 1970
388th SPS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Maj Denver E. Crislip Jr.
17 Sep 1970
388th SPS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Capt Robert M. Timmons
12 Sep 1971
388th SPS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Maj John W. Gordon
1 Oct 1971
388th SPS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Maj Theodore R. Pillman Jr.
7 Sep 1972
388th SPS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Maj Fredrick C. Marcks
4 Sep 1973--c. 15 Jan 1974
388th SPS
Korat RTAFB, Thailand
Maj Frank K. Martin
15 Jan 1974-15 Nov 1976.

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
HQ PACAF/DPAP
REPLY TO ATTN OF:
SPP/CMS Narmore/449-9472, 10 JAN 1978

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