Two passports of an USAF airman in Middle East

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USAF soldier Middle East Junius M. “Sonny” Cox, 83, of Greenville, passed away on August 13, 2013. Born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late Norval and Netrola Leach Cox. Sonny retired from the US Air Force, honorably serving the country for 22 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Peggy L. Cox. According to two sources, SMSgt Junius M. Cox, Flight Engineer Chief, 701st Airlift Squadron, When he left the 701AS, he flew for SAUDIA in Jeddah on 747s.USAF soldier Middle East

The 701st Airlift Squadron is part of the 315th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. It operates Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft providing global airlift. The squadron was first activated in April 1943 as the 701st Bombardment Squadron. After training in the United States, it deployed its Consolidated B-24 Liberators to the European Theater of Operations. It participated in the strategic bombing campaign until the end of hostilities, earning a Distinguished Unit Citation French Croix de Guerre with Palm for its actions. It returned to the United States in the summer of 1945 and was inactivated in September. USAF soldier the Middle East

The two documents are a special passport from 1959 and an official passport from 1963. Both with exciting visas for the Middle East are often issued at embassies/consulates in Bonn, Germany. Cox served in KOREA and VIETNAM. USAF soldier the Middle East

The Special passport was discontinued on January 1, 1961, and the Official passport was introduced. This change was effected to avoid any connotation of the word “special” with special police or special investigator or other such activities common in some countries. The Official passport, primarily issued only by the National Passport Office in Washington to employees of the U.S. Government traveling abroad on official business, was valid for up to 5 years


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