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Database Number   504
Name   Boudreaux, Kenneth Paul
Birth Date   21 August 1949
Birth Place   Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., Texas
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Service Branch   Air Force


  4417 TFS; 433 TFS (PACAF)
Rank/Grade   Sergeant
Date of Enlistment   28 November 1967
Date of Discharge   13 October 1971, Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA
Service Occupation   Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Decorations   National Defense Service Medal; Air Force Good Conduct Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Locations of Military Service   Lackland Air Base, San Antonio, TX; Shepard Air Base, Wichita Falls, TX; Shaw Air Base, Sumter, SC; Takhli Air Base, Thailand; Ubon, Thailand
Additional Information   Per Mr. Boudreaux: "Jet Mechanic, was on flying status most of career. Worked on EB-66's and F4's. Was candidate for Airman of the Month at Shaw Air Base."
Father   Donald P. Boudreaux
Mother   Elsie M. Hebert
Spouse   Bobbie L. Theriot
Additional Biographical Information   Per Mr. Boudreaux: "Honorable Discharged at Travis AFB, Ca. Worked in air conditioning for 6 months, then Gulfport Shipyard as a layout man for 2 years. Hired on at Southwestern Bell in 1973 and went to AT&T in 1983. In 1991 went to work for NCR where I retired at 64."
Civilian Occupation    
Date Added to Database   30 July 2015
Source of Service Information   Veterans and Discharge document
Oral History  

Interview with Kenneth Paul Boudreaux conducted by Molli Hall on 15 September 2015.



Flight Line discussing maintenance procedure -- Ubon Thailand, 1971


Pre-flight F4 before mission -- Ubon, Thailand, February 1971




Kenneth Boudreaux and houseboy, Low -- Feb 1971


F-4s in bunkers -- Loaded with bombs, ready for mission -- Ubon, Thailand, March 1971



Flight Line -- Ricky Pitts and Kenneth Boudreaux -- Ubon Thailand, March 1971


Kenneth Boudreaux stands in bunkers which were next to quarters incase of a raid on base.



Taken in front of a hanger in Ubon Thailand (ca. 1971). Behind is a F4 which we are about to put into service. This hanger was one of three used to repair damaged and periodic maintenance on F4s in squadron. Front row Left to Right: ? , Ritter, Brian Minteer, Hernandez, Ralph, Kenny. Back row Left to Right: Ricky Pitts, Kenneth Boudreaux, ? , Harry Bradly, Jim Culbertson, Millner, Persons.