Cranor, David Arthur, Sr., LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1969-1972, 131X, Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHT (HT-8) Eightballers
Service Years
1962 - 1972

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Home Town
Marion, IN
Last Address
Naples, FL

Date of Passing
Dec 05, 2000
Location of Interment
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Cold War Veteran SERE Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration

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David A. Cranor Sr., 58, of Naples, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000. David was born January 5, 1942 in Marion, Ind., to Kenneth L. and Mary Lou Cranor. He was a veteran serving with the U.S. Navy as a search and rescue and heavy utility pilot in the Philippines and a gunship pilot in Vietnam. In 1975, he joined the Collier County Sheriff's Department as the department's first chief pilot, flying both helicopters and fixed winged aircraft. Following his retirement from the Sheriff's department as a lieutenant, he received his Master's Degree in clinical counseling from the University of South Florida, Ft. Myers. He returned to the Sheriff's Office working with inmates in Project Recovery, as well as at the David Lawrence Center. Most recently, David was an avid marathon runner and the former president of the Gulf Coast Runners. He was also a certified Yoga instructor. He is survived by his three sons, David A. (Tricia) Cranor Jr. of Naples, Kenneth (Richawn) Cranor and Cameron Reed, both of North Carolina; his three grandchildren, Kya, Alexiana and Kinden Cranor of North Carolina; his brother, Robert (Cindy) Cranor of Lake Wales, Fla.; and his nieces and nephews. A life celebration service will be held Saturday, December 9, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at the Unity of Naples Church, 2000 Unity Way. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorial contributions in David's memory may be made to the Learning Connection, 279 Airport Road, Naples, Fla. 34104. Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel 597-8888 
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) CourseCommander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)HA(L)-3 Seawolves
Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHT (HT-8) Eightballers
  1968-1968, 131X, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course
  1968-1968, 131X, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
  1968-1968, 131X, USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)
  1968-1969, 131X, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1969-1972, 131X, Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHT (HT-8) Eightballers
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
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