On March 23, 1966, Wild Weasels Major Clyde Wayne Dawson and Capt. Donald E. Clark, Jr. were serving with the 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 6234th Tactical Fighter Wing, 13th Air Force in South Vietnam. While flying F-100F (#581212) during the “Rolling Thunder” campaign on a mission attacking a SAM site 20 miles northwest of Vinh, they were gunned down by ground fire. The aircraft crashed five miles away over Quang Tri province. Both were listed as killed while missing. Both are memorialized at Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location.
Major Dawson was born on May 9, 1930, and called Fond Du Lac, WI home. He had enlisted in the Air Force and entered via the regular Military. His remains were recovered on September 30, 1977, and identified on October 25, 1977.