Dutton, Richard Allen, Col

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Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1974-1981, USAF Special Operations School
Service Years
1951 - 1981
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Hurlburt Field, FL

Date of Passing
Dec 12, 1999
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Atlantic Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Order of DaedaliansPost 1Sons of the American RevolutionAir Commando Association
Nam-POWSSpecial Operations Association (SOA-MACV)
  1981, Order of Daedalians - Assoc. Page
  1981, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 1 (Chicago, Illinois) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1981, Sons of the American Revolution [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1981, Air Commando Association [Verified]
  1981, Nam-POWS
  1981, Special Operations Association (SOA-MACV)

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Other Comments:
His 1st (of 2) Silver Star Citation reads:

Major Richard A. Dutton distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as an F-105 pilot over North Vietnam on 5 November 1967. On that date, Major Dutton displayed outstanding aerial competence and courageous professionalism in the aggressive pursuance and acquisition of the assigned targets. The tenacity of this officer to attain the objective against formidable defenses is in accord with the highest military standards. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Major Dutton has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Air Combat Command336th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - Rocketeers4th Fighter-Interceptor WingSchool Assignments
4524th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Cadre)Air Education and Training Command19th Air Force80th Flying Training Wing (Staff)
469th Tactical Fighter SquadronAir Force Training Wings333rd Tactical Fighter SquadronPrisoner Of War (POW)
  1953-1953, Air Combat Command
  1953-1953, 336th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - Rocketeers
  1953-1953, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing
  1957-1957, USAF Air-Ground Operations School
  1964-1966, 4524th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1966-1966, Air Education and Training Command
  1966-1966, 19th Air Force
  1966-1966, 80th Flying Training Wing (Staff)
  1966-1966, 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1967, 4520th Combat Crew Training Wing (Staff)
  1967-1967, 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1967-1973, POW North Vietnam
  1974-1981, USAF Special Operations School
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1953-1953 Korean War
  1966-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Georgia Institute of TechnologyNational War College
  1947-1951, Georgia Institute of Technology
  1973-1974, National War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-86 Sabre  F-100 Super Sabre  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1953-1953, F-86 Sabre
  1957-1957, F-100 Super Sabre
  1961-1963, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
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