Founder of the Air Force Security Police Museum Foundation
Colonel Albert Feldman entered the U.S. Army February 20, 1942. During his Army tour, he served stateside tours at Ft. Eustis, Ft. Myer, Ft. Devens, and Ft. Leonard Wood. On D-Day, he landed at Omaha Beach and participated in the Normandy Campaign.
After World War II, he remained with the Occupation Forces in Berlin, Germany, from 1945 to 1947. During that time he commanded Company B, 759th M.P. Battalion, which was responsible for a total civilian population of 550,000 and several thousand U.S. forces.
In 1947, he was assigned as Provost Marshal of Mitchel Field. His subsequent assignments in the Air Force were as Area Provost Marshal of the City of San Antonio and a fifty-mile radius outside the city limits; Chief of Law Enforcement Division, Far East Air Forces Headquarters; Chief of Plans and Policy Division of the Directorate of Security and Law Enforcement, Air Defense Command; Director of Security and Law Enforcement, Headquarters Continental Air Command; Chief of Security and Law Enforcement, Kadena AB, Okinawa, with the additional duty of Director of Security and Law Enforcement, 313th Air Division; Director of Security and Law Enforcement 2nd Air Division, Vietnam; Chief of Installation Security Division and Deputy Director, Security Police Headquarters PACAF; Director of Security Police Headquarters Eighth Air Force; Director of Security Police, Headquarters Seventh Air Force, Vietnam; and Chief of Security Police, Headquarters Second Air Force.
In his capacity as Area Provost Marshal of San Antonio, he was awarded the Outstanding Citizen’s Service Award for his efforts in combating crime, vice, and drug traffic. In his last Vietnam tour, he was awarded one of the highest Vietnamese decorations – the Air Force Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his efforts in establishing the ground defense tactics and training programs for the Vietnamese Air Force.
In addition to these awards, Colonel Feldman has been awarded the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the U.S. Army Commendation Medal. Colonel Feldman is also authorized to wear the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with seven campaign stars.
Colonel Feldman was married to the former Mary A. Kendrick of Midland, Texas. They had two sons – Col. (Ret) James K. Feldman and Lt. Col (Ret) Robert J. Feldman.