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DAVID THOMAS DINAN III


is honored on Panel 29W, Line 62 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/20/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Lt David Dinan,
    Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot (various.) I am glad you were found. WELCOME HOME.
    Memorial Day is coming up, and we remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Airman Killed During Vietnam War Accounted For

    Posted on 9/6/17 - by Michael Mc Mahon
    On August 18, 2017, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced, Air Force Reserve 1st Lt. David T. Dinan, III, killed during the Vietnam War, has now been accounted for.

    On March 19, 1969, Dinan was a member of the 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 288th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force, and was the pilot of the number two aircraft in a flight of two F-105s on a strike mission over northern Laos. During the second strafing pass over the target, Dinan transmitted a distress message. The Forward Air Controller then observed Dinan’s parachute enter the jungle, as well as an aircraft crash. Search and rescue aircraft conducted an aerial search and located a parachute and confirmed the death of the pilot, however, due to enemy fire in the area and the hazardous location, his body could not be recovered. The U.S. Air Force subsequently reported Dinan as killed in action.

    Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

    Dinan's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from the Vietnam War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

    For more information about DPAA, visit www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa, or call 703-699-1420.
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  • Final Mission of 1LT David T. Dinan III

    Posted on 1/12/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    1LT David T. Dinan III was an F-105 pilot from the 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Korat Airbase, Thailand. On March 17, 1969, Dinan was assigned a combat mission which took him over Laos. During the mission, Dinan's aircraft was hit by enemy fire and he ejected. His parachute was shredded when it hit trees, however, and he sustained what were believed to be fatal injuries from falling through the trees and down an embankment. Dinan was declared Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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  • update on MIA Status

    Posted on 9/7/14 - by T.Fazzini
    See page 5
    http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/news/torchnewsletters/documents/Torch2014_Summer.pdf
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  • NOT FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 3/17/14 - by JERRY SANDWISCH WOOD CTY.OHIO NAM VET 1969-70 ARMY 173rd ABN BDE
    MY POW-MIA FLAG IS DISPLAYED 24-7 IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THE LOST WARRIORS.THE WAR MAY BE FORGOTTEN BUT THE WARRIOR WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!!!
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