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Norm entered service in the Air Force, March 2, 1972 at Sioux City, Iowa
Last 185th Vietnam Era Veteran Retired
Senior Master Sgt. Norman Platenberg with the 185 Air Refueling Wing (ARW), completes one of his final jobs as a member of the 185th, Wednesday, August 28, 2013. SMSgt retires from the 185th this year as one of the last Vietnam Era Veterans from the 185th ARW.
Awards and Decorations
AF Training Rbn, NCO Professional Military Education Rbn, AF Longevity Svc Award w/dv, GWOT - Svc Medal, AF Exp Svc Rbn w/gold border, AFD Outstanding Unit Awd w/valor w/ 3 dv, AF Good Conduct Medal
Service Member served on AD in support of Operation IRAQI "FREEDOM in Kirkuk Imminet Danger Zone
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