Joseph Parcen, master sergeant, us air force

Our Featured Vet for this quarter Joseph Parcen, MSgt Ret USAF. At retirement MSgt Parcen was at Vandenberg AFB and served as NCOIC, Comptroller Admin, and Security Manager. Joseph entered the Air Force in 1957, and was subsequently assigned to numerous stateside, Far East, and European tours of duty. His Vietnam experience included assignment to Tan Son Nhut AB 1963-64.  He was then posted to Taiwan as NCOIC of the Operations center.  Following a stateside assignment to Colorado, he was assigned as Top Secret Control Clerk in Stuttgart, Germany.  He had further assignments to the Postal and Courier service at CCK in Taiwan was selected for duty as Enlisted Aide to the commander of the 327th Air Division, and also was Chief of Postal Services in Manila. His decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, VSM, and Vietnam Campaign Medal.