Donald Lloyd SwansonCaptain
C CO, 158TH ASLT HELO BN, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
19 September 1943 - 31 January 1970
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The database page for Donald Lloyd Swanson
"Swannie" had worked in a club in either Reno or Las Vegas and he was our club officer. We had the best club on Camp Evans. He always had a smile when he was behind the bar. He always talked about going back to Nevada to work in a club.
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn the morning of 31 Jan 1970, a team of engineers and infantrymen were lowered in place to cut a new landing zone out of the jungles of Quang Tri Province. When the work was finished the team was to be picked up by helicopters of C Company, 158th Assault Helicopter Battalion.
One of the pick-up Hueys, UH-1H tail number 68-15563, was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade as it lifted off. Although the crew managed to keep it airborne for several hundred yards, when the Huey crashed six men were fatally injured:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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