Beard, Donald Wayne, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1964-1964, 131X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1949 - 1964
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Tailhook
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Amarillo
Last Address
Amarillo, Texas

Casualty Date
Dec 09, 1964
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 075

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
American Cold War VeteransUnited States Naval Academy Alumni AssociationMilitary Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesAll 3 War Veterans Association
USS Ranger CV-61 Foundation
  1945, American Cold War Veterans
  1953, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association - Assoc. Page
  1961, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States - Assoc. Page
  1964, All 3 War Veterans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1964, USS Ranger CV-61 Foundation [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1945, Recruit Training (Bainbridge, MD)
 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)/FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)
RVAH-5 Savage SonsCommander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9)USS Ranger (CVA-61)Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
CTF 77COMSEVENTHFLTCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1949-1953, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1955-1955, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1955-1956, 139X, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1956-1957, 139X, FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)/Det Miramar (Faculty Staff)
  1960-1964, 131X, RVAH-5 Savage Sons
  1964-1964, 131X, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)/Commander Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9)
  1964-1964, 131X, USS Ranger (CVA-61)
  1964-1964, 131X, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1964-1964, 131X, CTF 77
  1964-1964, 131X, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1964-1964, 131X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War
  1962-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (62-65)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1949-1953, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
USS RANGER (CVA-61)




RVAH-5




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