CPT Donald R. Clevenger was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/02/1973 at the age of 28.6 from A/C accident
Shelby, OH
Date of Birth 09/28/1944
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
This information was provided by Joe Shanley

More detail on this person: Don was killed in a CH 46 accident in Okinawa in May/June 1973. For sure he was a Vietnam Combat Veteran and a fine guy. With him was co-pilot Lowell van Waggen (?). Not sure of the spelling.

From: Joe Shanley Capt. D.R. Clevenger SHELBY - Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Trinity United Methodist Church here for Marine Corps Capt. Donald R. Clevenger, 28, who was killed Thursday in Okinawa when the helicopter he was piloting crashed while on a training mission. Capt. Clevenger was a 1962 graduate of Shelby High School and a 1968 graduate of Ohio State University. He had been in the Marine Corps since September 1968 and in Okinawa since September 1972. He is survived by his wife, Terry; a son; his parents; two brothers and two sisters. Military services and burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery when the body is returned to the United States.

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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