GARY W BITTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 35 OF THE WALL

GARY W BITTON

WALL NAME

GARY W BITTON

PANEL / LINE

1E/35

DATE OF BIRTH

07/28/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PROV UNKNOWN, MR IV

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/06/1963

HOME OF RECORD

BLACKFOOT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bingham County

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LEFT FOR GARY W BITTON
POSTED ON 5.29.2016

Final Mission of CAPT Gary W. Bitton

On December 6, 1963, a Douglas RB-26L Invader (# 44-35782) from 1st Air Commando Squadron crashed about 40 miles south-southeast of Saigon near the mouth of the Mekong River in about five feet of water. The plane was equipped with state of the art reconnaissance systems such as cameras and associated equipment for night reconnaissance missions. The aircraft had been on a photo reconnaissance mission near the coast of Kien Hoa Province when it went down. All five crewmen aboard perished in the crash. They included pilot CAPT Gary W. Bitton, instructor navigator CAPT Thomas F. Gorton, navigator CAPT Norman R. Davison, aerial photographer A2C Richard D. Hill, and an unidentified South Vietnam Air Force crewman. The remains of the pilot and navigator were subsequently located which indicated that these men had tried to swim away after the crash. Hill and Gorton could not be found. The two were first classified Missing in Action but their status was later changed to Killed in Action/Body Not recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and various web sources]
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POSTED ON 10.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Gary W Bitton, 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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POSTED ON 8.21.2013
POSTED BY: Beverly D. (Middleman) Sewell

A cousin

One of o9ur family's finest
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POSTED ON 3.25.2013
POSTED BY: Jim and Tom Reece, and Rosa King

Salute to a Fellow Veteran

You gave your life for your country and for this we Salute You.

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POSTED ON 5.19.2011

If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Gary W. BITTON,. USAF...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do somethiong to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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