RAYMOND M DAUBENDIEK
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 26 OF THE WALL

RAYMOND M DAUBENDIEK

WALL NAME

RAYMOND M DAUBENDIEK

PANEL / LINE

1W/26

DATE OF BIRTH

12/21/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/17/1972

HOME OF RECORD

DENVER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Denver City and County

STATE

CO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

SSGT

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POSTED ON 4.8.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us.
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POSTED ON 6.3.2021
POSTED BY: Donald Laisure

Firefighters

Thank you for giving youall when others or rushing to get away you are the one that is rushing to the Emergance as a us Air Force fire fighter you gave your all
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POSTED ON 8.22.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 4.1.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Ssgt Raymond Daubendiek,
Thank you for your service. I do not know your MOS, but appreciated all you gave. Passover just began and today is Easter. Happy Easter. It is so important 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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POSTED ON 9.26.2017

Ground Casualty

On May 17, 1972, a USAF F-105G (#63-8347) was returning to Korat AFB, Thailand, following an Iron Hand SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) mission. Upon touchdown, there was a shimmy in the aircraft and a tire blow out. The left main gear then collapsed, and the aircraft slid to a stop, igniting its fuel in the 450-gallon left inboard tank. USAF Crash Rescue crewmen SGT James Lathon and SSGT Raymond M. Daubendiek, along with other crash crew members, arrived on scene and were instrumental in getting the cockpit canopies off and unbuckling the crew, pilot MAJ Donald W. Kilgus and EWO (electronic warfare officer) MAJ James G Dozier. They removed the crew and got them safely away from the burning aircraft, and suppressed most of the fire. However, after about eight minutes following the arrival of the fire crew, the AGM-45 warhead on the left side of the aircraft detonated. In the blast and shrapnel, SGT Lathon, SSGT Daubendiek, and four Royal Thai Air Force personnel were killed outright. Twelve other crash crew members were injured, some horribly maimed. Lathon was posthumously awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal on September 28, 1972. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and aviation-safety.net]
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