CPT David L. Caldon was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/14/2007 at the age of 65.5
Chesapeake, VA
Flight Class 65
Date of Birth 06/06/1942
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Vietnam with HMM-164 in 67, H&S/2 BN 26 MARINES in 67-68, HMM-164 in 68, HMA-369 in 72-73
Call signs in Vietnam HASTYFOOT 14, MARBLE
This information was provided by Art Mazikowski

More detail on this person: Ltc David Caldon USMC Ret was a life member of VHPA.

He served two tours in Viet Nam. During the first tour 67-68 he was OpCon from HMM-164 at Phu Bai to 2nd Bn, 26th Marines at the end of December 1967, when they were assigned security for Phu Bai Air Base. He was the Air Liaison Officer for 2/26 based at Hill 558 at Khe Sanh during the siege and his call sign was Hastyfoot 14. His second tour 72-73, he was Maintenance Officer with HMA-369

The following is his obit from the :

David Lee Caldon, 65, passed away in his home Dec. 14,2007. David Caldon retired from the United States Marine Corps with over 20 years service, as a Lieutenant Colonel and served two tours in Vietnam. He was the recipient of the Silver Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Gold Star and 18th Award, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal with Valor, Presidential Unit Citation with Bronze Star, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit commendation,Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with two Stars.

He was an investment associate with Merrill Lynch for the past 21 years and attended St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church in Chesapeake.

He is survived by his wife, Susan P. Caldon; two sons, Christopher C. Caldon and wife Heather of Virginia Beach and James P. Caldon and wife Alisha of

Ramona, Calif; four Grandchildren, Delaney, Caitlin and Noah Caldon and Alexis Williamson; father, Clifton Mailes Caldon; brother, Brian Edward Caldon and wife of East Berne, N.Y.; sister, Janet Kochanowski and husband Jack of Avon, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Mother, Eleanor Esterbrook Caldon.

From: Art Mazikowski

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