Clyde Duane Dawson - KIA
Major Dawson was a member of the 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron. He had served his country during the Korean War before being deployed to Vietnam.
On March 23, 1966, he was the pilot of an F-100F Super Sabre #58-1212 on a SAM mission during “Iron Hand” near Vinh North Vietnam, when his aircraft crashed and he was killed, considered missing. Also in the aircraft was Captain Donald E Clark Jr.
Major Dawson’s remains were recovered on September 30, 1977 and identified on October 25, 1977. He has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
- England AFB, LA
- Misawa AB, Japan
- 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron (F-100F)
Awards & Decorations
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
Vietnam Gallantry Cross
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
United States Aviator Badge – Air Force
Military & Civilian Education