Richard Bernarde

Profile Updated: March 10, 2012
Richard Bernarde
Residing In: crystal river, FL USA
Spouse/Partner (Besides name, anniversary date, his/her home town, etc. encouraged): Anna (1st wife, Edeltraud, died on 28 Mar 2010
Children: Nina, born 1966; Christopher, born 1967; Jeannette, born 1970 - Mother; Edeltraud........Alice, born More…1964; Stanley, born 1965; Rhonda, born 1968; JR, born 1970 - Mother; Anna. Edeltraud's hometown, Wiesbaden, Germany. Anna's hometown, Crittendon, KY.
Occupation: Retired
In which military department/component/branch did you serve? Air Force  
Yes! Attending Reunion
In what city and state were you born?

milwaukee, Wi

Comments (May be used for education / training institutions attended after high school along with dates):

Completed 2 years college while in military. Retired from Air Force 31 Dec 1982. Retired from postal service October 1989 (Oshkosh, Wi). Retired from St Petersburg Times Newspaper as a District Manager in August 1999.

What class/classes at MFHS best served you in your career?


What was the first car you ever owned (model and year)?

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 convertable

What was the first computer you ever owned (brand and year)?

Dell, 2010

What other songs/artists would we find on your iPod/music player?


What is/are your favorite movie(s) of all time?

Any Steven Seagal, Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson or Matt Damon.

What television programs do you like to watch?

NCIS, Human Target and American Idol.

What hobbies do you engage in now?

handyman stuff (entertainment center, bookcases, etc.)

How many tattoos do you have?

zero -0- not a

How many body piercings do you have?

see tatoos

Which states have you visited?

all except Maine, Rhode Island, Virginia and Alaska.

In which states have you lived and when?

Wisconsin (1944 to Jun 1962); Texas (Jun-Aug 1962); Mississippi (Aug-Nov 1962); California (Nov 1962 - Jul 1964); Phillippines (Jul 1964 - Sep 1965); S. Vietnam (Sep 1965 - Mar 1966); Germany (Mar 1966 - Apr 1969); Massachusetts (Apr 1969 - Jun 1970); Turkey (Jun 1970 - Mar 1972); Germany (Mar 1972 - Jul 1973); North Dakota (Jul 1973 - Aug 1974); Utah (Aug 1974 - Aug 1977); Germany (Aug 1977 - Dec 1981); Utah (Dec 1981 - Dec 1982); Wisconsin (Jan 1983 - Oct 1989); Florida (Oct 1989 - present).

Besides the US, what countries have you visited and when?

Phillippines, Guam, Okinawa, S. Vietnam (Jul 64 - Mar 66); Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Lichtenstein, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Mallorca, England and the Azores (Mar 66 - Dec 81).

How old do you feel?

depends on what day it is.

What would your classmates find surprising about you?

When I graduated I weighed 131 pounds. I haven't seen that number since. PS.....don't ask.

What items are left on your "bucket list?"

I don't think there is. I've been all over the world. Maybe a cruise.

How many total years of military service did you have?

20 years, 6 months, and 16 days.

Who told you about this web site?

your letter.

In what year did you go on active duty?


In what year were you discharged?


What was your career field/job title/duties?

Military Personnel, and Personnel Data Systems.

Please list the bases/locations/dates where you were assigned.

Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX (Jun - Aug 1962), Greenville AFB, Greenville, MS (Aug - Nov 1962); Hamilton AFB, San Rafael, CA (Nov 62 - Jul 64); Clark AB, Phillippines (Jul 64 - Sep 65); Tan Son Nhut Afld, Saigon, S. Vietnam (Sep 65- Mar 66); Lindsey AS, Wiesbaden, Germany (Mar 66 - May 69); Westover AFB, Chicopee Falls, MA (May 69 - Jun 70); Incirlik AB, Adana, Turkey (Jun 70 - Mar 72); Spangdahlem AB, Germany (Mar 72- Jul 73); Minot AFB, ND (Jul 73 - Aug 74); Recruiting Service, Salt Lake City, UT (Aug 74 - Sep 75); Hill AFB, Ogden, UT (Sep 75 - Aug 77); Spangdahlem AFB, Germany (Aug 77 - Dec 81); Hill AFB, Ogden, UT (Dec 81 - 31 Dec 1982).

Which of the following decorations/citations were awarded to you?
a. Congressional Medal of Honor
b. Purple Heart
c. Silver/Bronze Star
e. Specialty Badge
f. Unit Achievement
g. All other decorations/ribbons

f.; g. good conduct medal (2) and meritorious service medal.

Do you have any children/grandchildren that served/are serving?

My son Christopher served 7 years which included the first gulf war in 1991. He was in the Air Force.

What is your favorite home cooked meal?

Jaeger Schitzel w/ pfifferling (German)

What is your favorite dessert (in home or out)?

cheese cake

What is your favorite place to eat away from home?


#50. This is a special one-time reconciliation inquiry beginning January of 2011. As of today, is all your contact information up-to-date?


Are you listed in the Guinness Book of World Records?


Have you ever participated in the Senior Olympics?


Other than Senior Olympics, have you ever received a sports-related award since leaving MFHS?


Have you ever received a non-sports award since leaving MFHS, e.g., art, music, drama, cooking, hobby related, etc.?


Other than to fulfill an educational requirement, have you ever had a creative work of yours published?


How many family pets have you cared for in your lifetime?

3 dogs.

MFHS DIRECTORY. (Entry 1 of 2). Describe one (or more) of your favorite memories from high school?

Tonya Turley and Marilyn Smith

MFHS DIRECTORY. (Entry 2 of 2). Summarize what you have been doing since high school graduation?

Military career, then moved to paradise. (It really does get in the 70s during winter)

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