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NameFerguson, Douglas David
KIA Date12/30/1969
SquadronCS 16
Home TownTacoma
Home StateWA
High SchoolWoodrow Wilson HS, Tacoma, WA
High School Activities
Post High School
Academy ExperiencesSki, Engineering & Water Ski Clubs
Academic Degree MajorBS-Astronautics-USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training, F-4 Pilot
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationLorado FAC, F-4D, 555 TFS, 432 TRW, Udorn RTAB, Thailand
Killed In Action MissionFive Phantoms, led by a Laredo FAC copiloted by 1Lt Ferguson, were sent to destroy a fuel dump 25 miles north of Ban Ban in northern Laos. The dump was estimated to hold around 1,200 drums of petrol. 1Lt Ferguson's aircraft was hit during a strafing run and exploded in a fireball with no sign of ejection.
Next of KinLinda J. Ferguson, Wife, John. D. Ferguson, Father, Geraldine Ferguson, Mother, Susan G. Scott, Sister
Burial Site
MIA InformationMIA 12/30/1969 To 05/03/1976, DED 05/03/1976
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Decoration AwardsPurple Heart
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