DONALD D WATSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 46 OF THE WALL

DONALD DAVID WATSON

WALL NAME

DONALD D WATSON

PANEL / LINE

2E/46

DATE OF BIRTH

07/13/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/31/1965

HOME OF RECORD

TRIPOLI

COUNTY OF RECORD

Oneida County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

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LEFT FOR DONALD DAVID WATSON
POSTED ON 11.11.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Donald Watson, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Happy Veterans’ Day. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.31.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Lt. Donald David Watson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as Pilot, Tactical Aircraft, and was assigned to the 481ST TAC FTR SQDN, 6250TH CBT SPT GROUP, 13TH AF.
See http://www.virtualwall.org/dw/WatsonDD01a.htm
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POSTED ON 2.23.2018

If I should die...remembrances for 1LT Donald David WATSON, USAF...who sacrificed his life for us!!

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 something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 7.13.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Donald David Watson, Served with the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron, 6250th Combat Support Group, 13th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 11.4.2014
POSTED BY: Tomahawk Leader

In Memoriam

1st Lt. Donald David Watson, son of James Ervin and Isabelle Irene Watson, was born July 13, 1939. He attended the public school in Tripoli, graduating from Tripoli High School in 1957. He attended Superior State for one year and then entered the Air Force Academy, Colorado, in 1958, to which he was nominated by Rep. Alvin O’Konski. Donald graduated from the Academy in 1962, took his basic flying training at Webb AFB, Big Springs, Texas, and received his wings in July, 1963. In July 1964, he graduated from advanced flying school at Luke AFB, Arizona.
He was on his second tour to Southeast Asia when his plane, an F-100, was brought down by hostile action on July 31, 1965. Burial services were held at the Air Force Academy Chapel on Friday, August 13, and the remains were entered in the Academy Cemetery with full military honors.
The immediate survivors are his parents and a brother, Kenneth.
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