Morgan, Wayne D., Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1121Z-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1943 - 1969
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Cold War Certificate
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Utah
Utah
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Delta
Last Address
Delta

Casualty Date
Dec 21, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Heart Attack
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Delta City Cemetery - Delta, Utah
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15W 079

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 Unit Assignments
United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)7th Air Force
  1969-1969, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1969-1969, 7th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1943-1945, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1945-1949, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
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LTC Wayne D. Morgan was assigned to Headquarters Seventh Air Force at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Republic of South Vietnam. On Sunday December 21, 1969 he suffered a Fatal heart Attack .

When Wayne D. Morgan was born on September 17, 1920, in Aurora, Utah, his father, Ira, was 30 and his mother, Lula, was 30. He married Beverly Jean Smith on August 7, 1945. He then married Edna Astill and they had four sons and one daughter together. He died on December 21, 1969, in Vietnam, at the age of 49, and was buried in Delta, Utah.
   
Comments/Citation
Flew P-38 Lightning with 9th Air Force In England c. 1944, Belgium c. 1945. Remained with USAF, until Vietnam when promoted to Lt Col, flying B-52s. Died in Vietnam war, 1969. 'My Dad (Wayne D Morgan, Lt) was a P-38 pilot (9th AF) in England, 1944 (US Army Air Corp). He stayed with the USAF (up to B-52s!) until we lost him in Vietnam (as Lt Col), 1969.' Remembered by Bruce F Morgan, Salt Lake City, UT
   
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