Lewis Everette Pugh Jr

July 3, 1933 ~ March 29, 2021 (age 87)


Lewis E. Pugh Jr--Chief Master Sergeant (Ret) U.S.Air Force

Lewis E. Pugh Jr was born July 3,1933 at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. He resided as a

youth in Norfolk VA where he attended Granby High School prior to his enlistment into the United States

Air Force on July 16.1951. Duty station in the Air Force were- Sampson A.F.B New York (1951)-Sheppard

A.F.B Texas (1952)-Chanute A.F.B Illinois (1952)-

Donald A.F.B, Greenville S C.(1953)--Erding A.F.B Germany (1953/54)-Tripoli A.F.B

North Africa (1954)--Luke A~F.B Arizona (1955)--McGuire A.F.B New Jersey (1956/61)

Harmon A.F.B Newfoundland (1961164)-McChord A.F.B Tacoma

Washington( 1964/1972).

Temporary Military Duty Assignments England--Scotland--Ireland--France-Spain--

Italy--Greece--Iceland--Greenland--Philippine's---Guam--Wake Island and

Japan. Military Decorations Meritorious Military Service Award-.,.Air Force

Commendation (2 oak leaf clusters)--Air force Outstanding United Awards

(2 oak leaf clusters) --Army of Occupation (Germany)--National Detense--

Senior Non-Commission Officers Academy. Retired as Chief Master Sergeant (E-9)

March 1, 1972. He was the Flight line Maintenance Chief for 62nd OMS at time of

retirement. Civilian Employment Experience after military retirement Clover

Park Technical College Tacoma Washington (1972 to July I, 1994). Administration,

Counseling, Teaching and Director of Personal Developed and implemented

seven Vocational technical programs, Bowling maintenance, Vending Machine

Mechanic, Computerized Amusement Machine Repair Technician, Electronic

Fire/Security Technician, Heating and Air Conditioning Service Technician, Security

and Loss Prevention Specialist, and Plastic Technician. He developed and taught the

career exploration program (E.V.E) for Clover Park and Lakes High School students.

Provided over 1,620 high school students with career education that assisted 90% of

the high school students gaining employable skills. Five of which came back to work

within the Clover Park School District as secretaries and teachers. For 15 years (1982

to 1997) he was the monthly guess speaker for The Washington Women's Employment

Education (WWEE) program in Tacoma Washington. He provided hundreds of woman

who were on the state welfare rolls with knowledge of educational opportunities

which existed through Vocational education along with financial management and

budget skills. Awarded the Outstanding Vocational Program award for the

State of Washington (1976).

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nella M. Pugh of Green County Tenn.; three

children-- Lewis E. Pugh 111-- Jeffery S. Pugh and Kristy J. Pugh. Four step

children Sharon Baker (Dahl)--Janice Baker (Kanar)--David Baker and ]eb Baker.

Grand Children Nicole K Dayton-Jessica l Jones and Johnathan B Jones Step Grand

Children Morene A Dahl--Carisa M Oahl--Christina R Pickens --Jessica l Pickens-James

l Kanar. Great Grand Step Children Haley Cramer--Kaitlyn Watson--

Henry J Pierman and logan H Dahl.

He was a member of the following Association

Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Life member-Non Commissioned Officers Association

(NCOA)-The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) Life Member--National Association for

Uniformed Services/Society of Military Widows (NAUS)--Disable American Veterans

{D.A.V.) Life Member--Retired Sergeants Major And Chiefs Association (TRSMCA)-- Air Force

Association (A.F.A)-American Retirees Association (A.R.A.)-- Center For Military Readiness

(CMR)and the 62ND Troop Carrier/Airlift Wing Association-- The American Legion and the

Fraternal Order Of Eagles.


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