Techsans in the Vietnam War: Profile

Techsans in the Vietnam War

Lt. Colonel David F. Albrecht

Class of '62

 
David F. Albrecht was born on February 23, 1940, and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA in Marketing in 1962. He was also in the Air Force ROTC program at Tech and was commissioned into the Air Force as a 2nd lieutenant on the same day he graduated. In addition to ROTC, he was a member of Alpha Delta Sigma, Circle K, and the Newman Club. He served in Vietnam from July of 1966 to July of 1967 flying C-130 transports for the Pacific Air Force. He flew medevac missions, combat aerial drop missions, and resupply missions out of Nha Trang, Da Nang, and Cam Ranh Bay. He earned the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Three Bronze Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal during his service. After his tour of duty, he continued flying transport missions to Vietnam as a part of the Military Airlift Command until 1969. He retired from the Air Force in 1985 as a lieutenant colonel. He is married to Karen Alice Albrecht and has three children: Anne Deborah Albrecht, David Francis Albrecht, Jr., and Austin Travis Albrecht.