John D. Crane

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U.S. Air Force

Name: John D. Crane
Place of Birth: Murray, Utah

Personal History: Attended school in Utah (Riverton, Midvale, Murray). Living family members are his twin sister, Jane Bailey, and younger sister, Clifta Thompson. Deceased members are his mother, father, 3 older brothers and one older sister.

Place of Recruitment: Portland, Oregon

Branch of Service:  U.S. Air Force

Military Occupation: Air Force-Security Police, Law Enforcement, Corrections (Guard House)

Interesting Military History:

  • Feb. 1955 - Apr. 1955: Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  • Apr. 1955 - Jul. 1956: Security Police at Travis Air Force Base, California
  • Jul. 1956 - Aug. 1956: Awaiting Overseas Deployment at Manhattan Beach Station, New York
  • Aug. 1956 - Aug. 1957: Air Police at Ben Guerir Air Force Base, Morocco
  • Aug. 1957 - Jul. 1969: Security Police at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
  • Jul. 1969 - Jul. 1976: Security Police at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii
  • Jul. 1976 - Jan. 1979: Security Police at Webb Air Force Base, Texas
  • Jan. 1979: Retired from Air Force as a Master Sergeant with 24 years of service

Honors & Commendations: National Defense Medal, Aif Force Good Conduct Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Longevity Award with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Present Location: Deceased September 2, 2011

What's Your Carrollton Connection: Spouse, Shirley Crane, living in Carrollton