Stratton, Charles Wayne, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1555C-Weapon Systems Officer
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1971-1977, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1960 - 1971
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1940
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Stratton, Charles Wayne (Rancho 01), Lt Col.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dallas
Last Address
Korat RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Jan 03, 1971
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery - Dallas, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 024

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 Unit Assignments
34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Rams388th Tactical Fighter WingUS Air Force
  1971-1971, 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Rams
  1971-1971, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1971-1977, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos1
 Colleges Attended 
Southern Methodist University
  1959-1960, Southern Methodist University1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1970-1971, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He joined the air force in 1960 and got his navigator wings Feb 14, 1961. He must have earned his college degree sometime between then and 1970. Also during that period he served with the USAF Thunderbirds and spent some time in the USAF Reserve; but dates are not known. He was recalled to active duty in 1970.
He was killed when his F-4E was shot down during a night strike in Laos. He was listed as MIA and promoted 2 ranks until he was officially declared dead Jul 8, 1977.
His remains were recovered Dec 11, 2001 and identified Jun 11, 2007 and then brought home for burial in DFWNC in Section 76 Site 1459. He is also memorialized on Court A of the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.


 
   
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Sources:
http://www.heraldbanner.com/news/lifestyles/family-friends-to-remember-charles-stratton/article_d38ff866-5d35-5465-a339-8f178776e341.html
http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/s/s036.htm
http://taskforceomegainc.org/s036.html http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/50236/CHARLES-W-STRATTON
 
   
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