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is honored on Panel 2W, Line 89 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My squadron mate

    Posted on 11/4/16 - by James C.Null
    Dan and I were members of the 523 TFS. He was assigned temporarily to Udorn for 2 weeks orientation. The thinking was if we can break new guys into combat in an organized fashion (2weeks of ground school with a couple of combat missions with an experienced crewmember) maybe we can hold down combat losses. Unfortunately Dan was lost on his first combat mission. Dan's brother Dave was killed in an F-105 accident stateside some years before Dan's loss. As the only surviving son...Dan didn't have to go into combat! He was a true patriot and a Great American.
  • Final Mission of CAPT Daniel R. Poynor

    Posted on 4/9/16 - by
    CAPT Daniel R. Poynor served with the 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 7th Air Force in Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. On December 19, 1971, he was the bombardier/navigator of a McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II with pilot CAPT Leo T. Thomas Jr. on a mission over the Plain of Jars in Laos. At a point about five miles north of the city of Ban Na Mai, Thomas' aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed. It was not believed that either crewmember survived. Both were listed Killed/Body Not Recovered. The remains of CAPT Thomas and CAPT Poyner were discovered in Laos in 1992, were repatriated to the United States in 1994, and buried at Arlington National Cemetery on July 19, 1995. [Taken from and]
  • You are missed

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Paula Bush
    Dan was my cousin; I'm named after his mother. He was smart, handsome, talented and fun. Dan didn't have to serve. His brother, David, was killed in an Air Force jet training accident, so Dan could have passed on the military. He was his mother's only surviving child. Dan is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. It was my honor to represent our family at his funeral.

    Posted on 1/29/15 - by Richard L, Poynor
    I wish I knew You. ,May GOD Bless and Keep YOU
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/28/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Daniel Roberts Poynor, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

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