DWAINE E MATTOX
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HONORED ON PANEL 8W, LINE 101 OF THE WALL

DWAINE ELBYRNE MATTOX

WALL NAME

DWAINE E MATTOX

PANEL / LINE

8W/101

DATE OF BIRTH

06/01/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KHANH HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/10/1970

HOME OF RECORD

VIRGINIA BEACH

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Virginia Beach

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DWAINE ELBYRNE MATTOX
POSTED ON 9.8.2021
POSTED BY: Jim Newsom

Living in My Memory

I served in Vietnam in the Army from 1969-1970 and I just recently discovered the VVMF Registry on line. I looked up my friend Dwaine Mattox who I knew was on the wall. I roomed with Dwaine at NC State University back in 1966-67 in a basement apartment in Raleigh, NC. He was a great roommate and very easy going, supportive and fun to be around. Part of the time he had a Vespa scooter for transportation and I remember he was skilled at operating it with me on the back although I had my doubts about the scooter itself. It was a scary ride. Dwaine also loved playing his records of Wes Montgomery in the apartment and I learned to appreciate Wes's unique style which I otherwise may never have become acquainted with. In fact now whenever I hear Wes on the jazz station I frequent I always think of Dwaine and am thankful I knew him. I regret not staying in touch after graduation. It was good to remember Dwaine with the comments on the registry. Thanks.
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POSTED ON 8.10.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Captain Dwaine E. Mattox was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Pilot, Tactical Aircraft, and was assigned to the 310TH TAC ALFT SQDN, 315TH TAC ALFT WING, 7TH AF.
See https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf
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POSTED ON 7.14.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Captain Dwaine Mattox, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. I researched you on the 50th anniversary of the star of your tour. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Time passes quickly, but our world has gone nuts. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.5.2020

Final Mission of 1LT Dwaine E. Mattox

On August 10, 1970, a United States Air Force Fairchild C-123K Provider from the 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron crashed into the South China Sea while on a ferry flight from Phan Rang Air Base to Cam Ranh Air Base. Reportedly, while on approach to Cam Ranh Bay, an engine failed. The crew lost control of the airplane and crashed into the sea a couple of miles from the airfield. Three of the four crew on board were killed. The lost personnel included pilot CAPT Grant R. Waugh, co-pilot 1LT Dwaine E. Mattox, and flight engineer TSGT Bernard F. Morrill. Grant was posthumously promoted to Major, and Mattox was posthumously promoted to Captain. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, and baaa-acro.com]
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POSTED ON 6.30.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Dwaine Elbyrne Mattox, Served with the 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, 7th Air Force.
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