NORMAN D EATON
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HONORED ON PANEL 35W, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

NORMAN DALE EATON

WALL NAME

NORMAN D EATON

PANEL / LINE

35W/82

DATE OF BIRTH

08/11/1925

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/13/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WEATHERFORD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Custer County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

COL

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ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NORMAN DALE EATON
POSTED ON 11.13.2000

For an Air Force officer who graduated from the Point, he was an example of a hero of...THE CORPS!

The Corps! Bareheaded, salute it, with eyes up,thanking our God, that we of the Corps are treading, where they of the Corps have trod! They are here in ghostly assemblage! The MEN of the Corpslong dead! And our hearts are standing ATTENTION! While we wait for their passing tread! We sons of today, we salute you! You sons of an earlier day! We follow, close order, behind you, where you had pointed the way! The Long Gray Line of us stretches, through the years of a century told! And the last man feels to his marrow, the grip of your far-off hold! Grip hands with us,now though we see not! Griphands with us, strengthen our hearts!...as the Long Line stiffens and straightens with the thrill that your presence imparts! Grip hands, though it be from the shadows! While we swear, as you did of yore! Or living or dying to honor...THE CORPS! AND THE CORPS! AND THE CORPS!!! We salute you, Sir! Your devotion to DUTY...HONOR...and COUNTRY...willnever...I say again, will NEVER be extinguished from our minds!!!
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POSTED ON 2.22.1999
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THESE FINE YOUNG AIR FORCE PILOTS WHOSE NAMES SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

COLONEL

NORMAN DALE EATON

and

LIEUTENANT COLONEL

PAUL EVERETT GETCHELL


8TH TACTICAL BOMBER SQUADRON
PHAN RANG AIR BASE, SOUTH VIETNAM



THE B57 ' CANBERRA ' WAS A LIGHT TACTICAL BOMBER

THAT PLAYED A VARIED ROLE IN THE VIETNAM CONFLICT.

A VETERAN OF OPERATIONS "ROLLING THUNDER " AND

" STEEL TIGER ", B57s FROM THE 8TH TACTICAL BOMBER

SQUADRON AT PHAN RANG, SOUTH VIETNAM, HAD ALSO

BEEN EQUIPPED WITH INFRARED SENSORS FOR NIGHT

STRIKE OPERATIONS IN " TROPIC MOON II " and " III "

IN THE SPRING OF 1967.

COL EATON WAS THE PILOT AND LTC GETCHELL HIS

CO-PILOT OF A B57 ' CANBERRA ' LIGHT BOMBER WHICH

WAS LOST OVER SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE, LAOS,

ON JANUARY 13, 1969.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS APPARENTLY STRUCK BY HOSTILE

FIRE AT ABOUT 50 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE CITY OF

MUONG NONG. ALTHOUGH NO PARACHUTES WERE OBSERVED

BY OTHER AIRCRAFT IN THE AREA, A FORWAR AIR

CONTROLLER (FAC) REPORTED HEARING A FAINT BEEPER

IN THE APPROXIMATE AREA WHERE THE LAST RADIO

TRANSMISSION WAS RECEIVED, THEREFORE BOTH OF

THESE FINE FLYERS WERE CLASSIFIED AS BEING

MISSING IN ACTION.


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COLONEL

NORMAN DALE EATON

WAS A DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE OF THE

UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

AT WEST POINT, NEW YORK

IN THE CLASS OF 1949



- DUTY - HONOR - COUNTRY -


- THE LONG GRAY LINE -


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YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE


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POSTED ON 11.15.1998
POSTED BY: Marcia Dwyer
In 1970, I purchased a POW bracelet The man's name was Col. Norman Eaton. I thought about this man quite often. I wore my bracelet, hoping that he would be found and sent home. My bracelet broke in half from all the years of wearing. Many years later I ordered another bracelet, saddened that he was still a POW/MIA. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Marcia Dwyer
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