1st Lieutenant Dees, from Chatbourn, North Carolina, was one of 16 airmen who perished when U.S Air Force KC-97G Stratofreighter #52-2711 struck Gray Mountain, 40 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona, during a flight originating from Walker Air Force Base in New Mexico. He was the co-pilot. (Thank you Tim Cook)
Inscription: NORTH CAROLINA, 1st LIEUTENANT, USAF. Died in an airplane crash on Oct. 29, 1957.