Roland "Rolly" N. Badavinac

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  • Name: Roland "Rolly" N. Badavinac
  • Location of Birth:
  • Date of Birth: November 5, 1933
  • Date of Death:
  • Parents: Peter Badavinac, Sr. and Martha (Orlovich) Badavinac
  • High School and Class: GED
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Air Force
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  • Date Sworn In: 1951
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: 1955
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Roland was with the 8th Air Force, Strategic Air Command (SAC) and served on a B-29 crew.

    In an oral history interview at the Timberland Regional Library, Rolly recalls that his first paycheck from the service was $ 47.00.

  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Roland quit school when he was in 11th grade to go into the service during the Korean Conflict.

    Roland was married to Jean Mudgett on November 12, 1954.

    Roland and Jean have resided in Centralia, Washington for 45 years.

    Roland is very active in the Afifi Shriners, Masons, and the VFW.

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