Minnesota Discovery Center

Thomas William Rupar, None

branch:Air Force
serial number:
enlistment date:None
place enlisted:
discharge date:None
place discharged:
decorations: Air Force Longevity Service Award (1957-)
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award (1969-)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (1954-)
Air Medal (1942-)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1958-)
Bronze Star Medal (1941-)
Commendation Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross (1926-)
Distinguished Service Medal (Air Force, 1960-)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Korean Service Medal (1950-1954)
National Defense Service Medal: Korean War (1950-1954)
Oak Leaf Cluster (U. S. Armed Forces)
Presidential [nee Distinguished] Unit Citation (1941-)
Purple Heart (1932-)
Silver Star Medal (1932-)
United Nations Service Medal for Korea (1950-1954)
Vietnam Service Medal (1961-1975)
history:Served both in Korea and Vietnam during a 24-year career.
service documents:
references:Olaf Tarvas Family Papers. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:March 31, 1933
birth place:Hibbing, MN
home town:Chisholm, MN
date of death:Sept. 27, 2009
father:Rupar, Anthony
mother:Tarvas, Lydia
school:Chisholm High School

Last update: 2/27/2016