Col Pat Ralph Paxton

Col Pat Ralph Paxton

Birth
Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA
Death 20 Mar 1985 (aged 46)
South Korea
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 57417721 · View Source
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Col. Pat R. Paxton, 47 formerly of the Eaton-Camden area, died March 20 when his plane crashed near South Korea. He was a graduate of Camden High School and Miami University, and a member of the Sugar Valley United Methodist Church near Eaton.

Col. Paxton was a jet fighter pilot with the U.S. Air Force and was commander of the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska.

According to military sources in Korea, he was in South Korea with his unit for a joint training exercise, "Team Spirit '85," and was killed when his F15A Eagle crashed 50 miles northwest of Kunsan Air Base off the west coast of Korea, about 125 miles south of Seoul. A military board of experts will investigate the cause of the crash.

Survivors include his wife, Jane (McWhinney) Paxton; one daughter, Lori Puckett of Eaton; one son, Michael, at home; his mother Florence Paxton of Dayton; one sister, Joyce Murray of Arizona; aunts and uncles. Nephew, Jeff Murray, Niece, Joanna Murray.

Military memorial services for Col. Paxton were held in Alaska. Local services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes Funeral Home, 220 East Main Street, Eaton, Ohio with Chaplain Paul Davis officiating. Military services and burial will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Digger4Genealogy
  • Added: 21 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57417721
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Pat Ralph Paxton (18 Apr 1938–20 Mar 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57417721, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Digger4Genealogy (contributor 46955726) .