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LTC Karl Merritt Waldron, Jr

LTC Karl Merritt Waldron, Jr

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 15 Feb 1968 (aged 47)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Site 1790-F
Memorial ID 43555009 · View Source
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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

Captain Edward Beeding Quill Jr, San Francisco, CA

Captain Thomas Joseph Margle, New Philadelphia, PA

Staff Sergeant Warren Mitchell Dixon, Catlettsburg, KY

Staff Sergeant Robert Kiyoshi Kawamura, Santa Clara, CA

Staff Sergeant Roger Gail Lee, Hinton,OK

Sergeant James Harvey Bennett, Jr., Cynthiana, KY

Sergeant Brent John Tosh, Cocoa, FL

Lieutenant Colonel Waldron's name appears on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial at Panel 39E - Row 55.

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