GRANT R WAUGH
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HONORED ON PANEL 8W, LINE 102 OF THE WALL

GRANT REED WAUGH

WALL NAME

GRANT R WAUGH

PANEL / LINE

8W/102

DATE OF BIRTH

07/15/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KHANH HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/10/1970

HOME OF RECORD

EVERETT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Snohomish County

STATE

WA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GRANT REED WAUGH
POSTED ON 6.27.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS GRADUATE OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

MAJOR


GRANT REED WAUGH


who served as a pilot of the


C-123K Aircraft


with the


310th TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT SQUADRON

PHAN RANG AIR BASE


WAS A DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE OF THE

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY

AT COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

IN THE CLASS OF 1960





PER ARDUA AD ASTRA





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





.....Who shall speak for the unseen dead.....?



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POSTED ON 6.22.1999
POSTED BY: Colonel R. Dean DeLongchamp, U

A Comrade Remembers

My name is Colonel Robert "Dean" DeLongchamp, USAF, Retired, and I was stationed with Major "Reed" Waugh at Phan Rang AB, RVN in 1969-70. Our unit was the 310th TAS and we flew C-123K's. He was one of the "older" guys in our unit and most of the rest of us "day to day" fliers were all "youngsters", mostly lieutenants. Reed took most of us youngsters under his wing and gave us a lot of guidance.
We had a nightly "floating" poker game and Reed was one of the regulars in the game. He was very soft spoken, but when he talked, everyone tended to listen. He always had words of encouragement and advice for us and kind of served as our mentor along with another major by the name of Ernie Servetas (who was to subsequently die in the crash of a KC-135 in Spain).
My tour in Vietnam ended in May of '70 and I helped ferry one of our 123's back to the states. Given the length of the journey, and the range of the 123's, we had to stop at every place that had an airstrip on it as we traversed the Pacific. One of those stops was Hawaii and Reed had left his wife in Hawaii while he served his tour in Vietnam. Before we left Phan Rang he gave me his wife's phone number for when we got to Hawaii. I called her up and gave her all kinds of words of encouragement. We had just been through a period of intense combat for us, at a little place known as Dak Seang (sp). Everyone had been uptight during this period and now that it was over, things were much more relaxed in our unit. I remember telling her that the worst was over for our unit and that all he had left until he returned to her were "milk runs".
About three months after that phone conversation I heard through the grapevine that Reed had been killed in an aircraft accident in Vietnam. What I heard was that right near the end of his tour he had a flap failure on a "milk run" and his plane crashed into the ocean near Cam Ran Bay killing all onboard.
I never had an address for his wife so I was unable to express my condolences to her. Maybe she will read this and know that there were a number of people out there who cared for her husband and miss him to this day. He is always in my prayers along with a number of other friends who gave there all for their country while serving in Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 5.31.1999
POSTED BY: Bill Fisher (MSGT Ret)

To My Aircraft Commander

Reed was one of the finest gentlemen I ever had the pleasure to associate with. I served with him at the 310th at Phan Rang from my arrival in August 69 until Sept 70. Reed would take the young loadmasters and flight engineers under his wing and insure that we knew what we needed to survive. It was Reed that gave me my lifelong dream, when he said one day, Hey Bill, wanta to fly this pig. He tossed the C/p out of the seat and spend time teaching me how to really fly. For a young loadmaster it was a special treat. Seldom passes the day when I don't find him in my thoughts. If any of his family ever reads this know that Reed was a gentleman. I am sorry you lost him so long ago. I am a better man for having known and flown with him. With Love, Bill Fisher, 310 ACS/SOS/TAS Bookie Birds Forever
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