A1C Daniel C. Reese

reese-danA1C Daniel C. Reese was killed in action 9 March 1967, when the EC-47 aircraft tail number 43-49201, call-sign TIDE 86, on which he was serving as an Airborne Systems Operator, was downed by enemy fire over South Vietnam.

A1C Reese was born 1 July 1944, in Bluefield, West Virginia and graduated from Tazewell County High School in 1961.

A1C Reese enlisted in the U.S.Air Force on1 August 1963. He completed, basic training at Lackland FB, Texas and Morse Code training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi. He was then assigned to the 6917th Security Group, Kelly AFB, Texas. On 20 October 1966, A1C Reese was reassigned to Det 1, 6994th Security Squadron, Nha Trang AB, Vietnam.

A1C Reese’s awards and decorations include the Purple Heart (Posthumously) and Vietnam Service Medal.

In 1975, the road leading to the ski lodge on Misawa Air Base was dedicated in A1C Reese’s memory.

A1C Reese’s name is engraved on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Panel 16E, line 46.

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