He was a refrigerator technician for the majority of his service and an antitank missileman
for approximately four months, according to the (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/native-american-activist-nathan-phillips-has-violent-criminal-record-and-escaped-from-jail-as-teenager) Washington Examiner.
Occupation was defined as infantry or other/unknown based on indication of an infantry-related job specialty (general infantry, rifleman, mortarman, missileman
, or machine gunner).
(Both photos are on page 8.) One of the aspects I find particularly interesting is that in neither instance is a Missileman Badge (the "pocket rocket") being worn or displayed.
The Missileman Badge, originally called the Guided Missile Insignia, was established in 1958 at the direction of then-CSAF Gen.
ICBM equipped with a nuclear warhead, an Atlas D, went on SAC alert at Vandenberg AFB on October 31, 1959.) Why did General LeMay not wear the Missileman Badge?
"One night I just looked around and wondered what I was doing there," says Riggs, 50, who spent 11 years in the Army, including a year in Germany where he was a Patriot missileman
. "I knew I had too much going for myself to keep living under those conditions."
Missileman Ronald Harding, 28, has access to hi-tech armaments despite a conviction for battering wife Melanie.
A Navy spokeswoman said: "A Missileman is involved in all types of weaponry but does not have unsupervised access to them.
Now 29, he was a member of the Coventry Sea Cadet Unit before joining the navy in 1988 as a specialist missileman
for the ship's gunnery and missile equipment.
General "Bennie" Schriever, nicknamed "America's Missileman
" by a 1957 Time Magazine cover and widely credited as the architect of America's ballistic missile and military space program, built upon the visionary theories of Tsiolkovsky, Oberth, and Goddard.