Veterans History Project: An Interview with Kenneth Stewart



Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Interview conducted by Jeanne Czarnecki and produced by Jennifer Cockerill. Recorded at the Downtown Branch, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, May 13, 2014.

Kenneth M. Stewart is a Montgomery native, born and raised in Alabama. He served in the United States Air Force beginning in 1968 at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, Beale Air Force Base in California, U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Force Base and Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand, Loring Air Force Base in Maine, and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He served as a pilot for two tours during the Vietnam War and was part of the 744th, and 456th Bombardment Squadrons, the 42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron, and the 42nd Bombardment Wing. He participated in Operation Arc Light in Vietnam. Stewart is a highly decorated veteran, receiving medals such as, American Defense Service Medal (ADSM), AFCM (Air Force Commendation Medal), DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross), JSAM (Joint Service Achievement Medal), Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal. He reached the rank of Major.
Creator: Stewart, Kenneth; Czarnecki, Jeanne; Cockerill, Jennifer
Date: 5/13/2014
Type: MOVING IMAGE
Coverage:
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 2010s
  • 1960s
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Identifier: VH-STEWART

Citation

Stewart, Kenneth, Jeanne Czarnecki, and Jennifer Cockerill. “Veterans History Project: An Interview with Kenneth Stewart.” 5/13/2014. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135239. Accessed 25 May 2019.