Feb. 28, 1920 Minneapolis Hennepin County Minnesota, USA
Feb. 15, 1968, Vietnam
Assigned to the U.S. Air Force 14th Air Commando Squadron at Phan Rang Air Base, South Vietnam.
Lieutenant Colonel Waldron was the aircraft commander of USAF AC-47D "Spooky" gunship S/N 43-49859, which departed Phan Rang Air Base on a close air support mission on 14 FEB 1968. The aircraft was shot down just five miles south of the air base, killing all eight of the aircrew on board:
Lieutenant Colonel Karl Merritt Waldron, Jr., Minneapolis, MN