Duane A. Buttell



Preferred Name:
Duane

Nickname/Call Sign: Dood

Date of Birth: March 10, 1941

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel

Hometown:

Biography

Colonel Duane A Buttell Jr.  served as a combat fighter pilot in Vietnam (153 missions) and flew the F-4, F-100 and F-105 for the United States Air Force and the Kansas Air National Guard.
He was also the Liaison Officer for the United States Air Force Academy, and retired from the military with 24 years of service in 1993. with sixteen awards and commendations include the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with two silver oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal.
After serving with the USAF, he flew for American Airlines and retired in April of 2001 with 29 years of service from American as an International Captain and Check Airman. Duane had more than 20,000 commercial flight hours.
In 2006 he was inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame. In 2009 he was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Illinois Valley Central Educational Foundation. Duane is an Officer and Life Member of VFW Post 5036.
source: https://vfw5036.org/di/vfw/v2/default.asp?pid=35330&d=y&subid=7731; https://kanecountyconnects.com/2014/05/moving-tribune-will-honor-kane-countys-fallen-on-memorial-day-2014/

Units Assigned

  • 1964 Pilot Training
  • 2/1966 Da Nang AB, Vietnam (credited with a MiG-21 kill during aerial combat over North Vietnam on July 14, 1966)
  • 12/1969 Left Active Duty
  • 1970-1981 127th Tactical Fighter Squadron/184th Tactical Fighter Group, KANG (F-100)
  • 1981-1993 9001st Liaison Officer for the USAF Academy/Air Force ROTC
  • 1993 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Silver Star
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal (with 2 Silver/8 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

Flight Info

F-100
F-105
F-4

Rating: Senior Pilot
Flight Hours: 4,000+ in military fighter aircraft, 20,000+ in commercial aircraft

Military Education

  • ROTC
  • AF Squadron Officer School
  • Air Command and Staff College.

Civilian Education

1964 University of Illinois

Biography

Biography

Colonel Duane A Buttell Jr.  served as a combat fighter pilot in Vietnam (153 missions) and flew the F-4, F-100 and F-105 for the United States Air Force and the Kansas Air National Guard.
He was also the Liaison Officer for the United States Air Force Academy, and retired from the military with 24 years of service in 1993. with sixteen awards and commendations include the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with two silver oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal.
After serving with the USAF, he flew for American Airlines and retired in April of 2001 with 29 years of service from American as an International Captain and Check Airman. Duane had more than 20,000 commercial flight hours.
In 2006 he was inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame. In 2009 he was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Illinois Valley Central Educational Foundation. Duane is an Officer and Life Member of VFW Post 5036.
source: https://vfw5036.org/di/vfw/v2/default.asp?pid=35330&d=y&subid=7731; https://kanecountyconnects.com/2014/05/moving-tribune-will-honor-kane-countys-fallen-on-memorial-day-2014/
Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1964 Pilot Training
  • 2/1966 Da Nang AB, Vietnam (credited with a MiG-21 kill during aerial combat over North Vietnam on July 14, 1966)
  • 12/1969 Left Active Duty
  • 1970-1981 127th Tactical Fighter Squadron/184th Tactical Fighter Group, KANG (F-100)
  • 1981-1993 9001st Liaison Officer for the USAF Academy/Air Force ROTC
  • 1993 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Silver Star
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal (with 2 Silver/8 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

Flight Info

F-100
F-105
F-4

Rating: Senior Pilot
Flight Hours: 4,000+ in military fighter aircraft, 20,000+ in commercial aircraft

Military Education

  • ROTC
  • AF Squadron Officer School
  • Air Command and Staff College.

Civilian Education

1964 University of Illinois

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