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NameDixon, Lee Chris
KIA Date1/7/1966
SquadronCS 08
Home TownOrland
Home StateCA
High SchoolOrland Joint Union HS, Orland, CA
High School ActivitiesFootball, Basketball, Track, Tennis
Post High SchoolShasta College, Redding, CA, 1955-56, New Mexico Military Institute,1956-57
Academy ExperiencesVarsity Football, Varsity Track, Basketball, Ski Club, Judo Club
Academic Degree MajorBS-USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training, Combat Crew Training/Command Post Duty Officer, Navigator, C-130B
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationC-130 B, 774 TCS, 463 TCW, Mactan AB, PI TDY to Tan Son Nhut AB SVN
Killed In Action MissionC-130B aircraft on which Dixon was navigator exploded and crashed while entering the landing pattern south of Pleiku AB, SVN.
Next of KinL.C. Dixon, Father, Grace M. Dixon, Mother
Burial SiteMasonic Cemetery, Orland, CA, 01/22/1966
MIA Information
Aeronautical Speciality RatingNavigator
Notable Decoration AwardsAir Medal, Purple Heart
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