Button, Donald B., Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 56th Special Operations Wing/56th Special Operations Wing Detachment 1
Service Years
1956 - 1968

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
May 24, 1968
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Unknown, Not Reported
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Beaufort National Cemetery - Beaufort, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
67E 005

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Aviator (Senior)

 Unit Assignments
7th Air Force56th Air Commando Wing56th Special Operations Wing/56th Special Operations Wing Detachment 1
  1968-1968, 7th Air Force
  1968-1968, 56th Air Commando Wing
  1968-1968, 56th Special Operations Wing/56th Special Operations Wing Detachment 1
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War2
 Colleges Attended 
The Citadel
  1951-1956, The Citadel
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-28 Trojan  
  1968-1968, T-28 Trojan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Captain, Donald Button, was a member of the 59th Air Commando Wing, flying T28D's out of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, during the 'Secret War, 1962-1975.' He and Airman, Second Class, James P. Birks, were KIA, when their aircraft crashed in Thailand...Source: Dennis Lewis, Fellow Air Commando, http://thewall-usa.com

"24-May-68 T-28 Trojan  USAF - 56 SOW  Reported lost in combat in Thailand. Donald B. Button & Airman James P. Birks killed"  Source: Thai Air Accidents (1960 to 1969), http://www.thai-aviation.net/accidents2.htm


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