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Maj Frederick William Dauten, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1934
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1970, Vietnam

Fred was the son of Frederick William Dauten, Sr. and Phyllis Marion Pingree Dauten. He attended schools in Newton and graduated from Newton High School in 1952. He was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, class of 1956. He was selected the distinguished military graduate and commander of his Reserve Officers' Training School (ROTC) Detachment while in college. After receiving his BS degree in 1956 he signed with the Cincinnati Reds and played in their farm system before entering the Air Force later that year. He married Diane Tatarcuk on Sept. 22, 1956 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The major began flying training after entering the U.S. Air Force and received his primary and basic pilot courses at Vance AFB, Oklahoma. There followed a series of flying assignments and in 1967 he served a tour of duty in Okinawa. In February 1970 he attended advanced C-7 flying school, and en route to Vietnam completed jungle survival training in the Philippines. He arrived at Pleiku March 3, 1970. He was killed north of Pleiku Air Base, Vietnam when his C-7 Caribou aircraft was downed by enemy fire while on a resupply mission at a Drop Zone near Dak Seang. Maj. Dauten was honored posthumously with the Silver Star, Purple Heart and the Air Medal. He was survived by his parents, his wife, three young daughters and two brothers. Major Dauten's name appears on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. on Panel 12W (West), Row 091. 
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  Frederick William Dauten (1909 - 2002)
  Phyllis Marion Pingree Dauten (1917 - 2001)
Hillcrest Park Cemetery
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: 261-N-5
Created by: Brenda Godfrey
Record added: Nov 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22845878
Maj Frederick William Dauten, Jr
Added by: Brenda Godfrey
Maj Frederick William Dauten, Jr
Added by: Brenda Godfrey
Maj Frederick William Dauten, Jr
Added by: Brenda Godfrey
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