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NameSpoon, Donald R.
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
SquadronCS 05
Home TownPleasant Hill
Home StateMO
High SchoolTrenton High School, Trenton, MO.
High School ActivitiesNatl Honor Soc, HsMath Award, Football, Basketball, Boy Scouts
Post High SchoolNaval Academy Preparatory School 1959-60
Academy ExperiencesRadio Club, Ski Club, Choir, Glee Club, Math Club, Engrng Club, Audio Club, Musical Group, Supts List(2), Dean's List(5), Comm's List(2)
Academic Degree MajorBS-EngrngSci USAF Academy 1964¶MD-WashUniv StL,MO. 1978
Active Duty Assignments Before CapturePltTng,VanceAFB,OK, Plt,92ndTFSq,Bentwaters RAF Sta,UK, PltF-4C,480thTFSq,DanangAB,RVN
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationSEA Tour Commenced 30 October,1966
Capture MissionOn 21 Jan,1967, while on a Cap Mission the F-4C encountered intense antiaircraft fire and took a hit in the right engine. The aircraft began to roll and both pilots ejected. Good parachutes were seen but no beepers heard
MIA Information and DatesReported MIA on 21 January, 1967¶Changes to Captured on8 August, 1969
Capture Date1/21/1967
POW Locations and DatesVarious locations in and around Hanoi,NVN
Release Date3/4/1973
Rank at Capture1st Lt
Rank at ReleaseCapt
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleaseStu,ColStUniv,Stu,WashUniv,Resident,USAF RegHosp, EglinAFB,FL,FltSurg,92ndTFSq,33rdTFwg,EglinAFB,FL, ChMedOpsAMD,BrooksAFB,TX, AsstDepty for Res&Acq, AMD,BrooksAFB,Tx,DptyAeroSpaceMed,HumSysDiv,BrooksAFB,TX, Karta MedConslt
Burial SiteN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPlt/Senior Flight Surgeon
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsSS,LM(3),DFC,BS,AM(3),PH(2),AFCM(2),AFAM
CommentsRetired as Colonel 31 May, 1994
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