MAJ William "Dan" D. Dantzler was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/29/2018 at the age of 83.1
Elizabethtown, KY
Flight Classes 59-6 and 60-10Q
Date of Birth 12/06/1935
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 170 AHC in 65-66, HHT/1/9 CAV 1 CAV in 66, B/7/17 CAV in 67-68, A/7/17 CAV in 68, 48 AHC in 68, 192 AHC in 68, F/8 CAV in 72-73
Call sign in Vietnam BUCCANEER 6
This information was provided by Sammie Williams - obit

More detail on this person: U.S. Army Lt. Col. (Ret.) William Daniel (Dan) Dantzler, 83, of Elizabethtown, KY, passed away on December 29, 2018 peacefully in his sleep. Dan was born on December 6, 1935 to William and Ruby Duggan Dantzler in Winnsboro, SC, where his father worked for the Soil Conservation Service. During World War II the family returned to Providence, SC, a large rural community in Orangeburg County near Holly Hill. They shared the home her grandfather built. After the war, the family remained in Providence. Dan was career military graduating from Clemson University, SC ROTC program, serving three tours as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam Conflict, incuding his time with the 1st Cav Air Mobile unit. From 1976-1980 he served as managing staff of Officer's Christian Fellowship conference grounds in Colorado and Pennsylvania. After retiring, he and Shelly enjoyed serving as volunteer staff at Hardin Memorial Hospital and he is a member of Stithton Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruby Duggan Dantzler; a sister, Kay Castine and brother-in-law, Jimmie Baker. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shelly Mikell Hampton Dantzler of Elizabethtown; three daughters, Rebecca Dantzler Messamer (Larry) of Colorado Springs, CO, Sarah Kay Thurstenson (Chris) of Siloam Springs, AR and Beth Mikell Singleton (David) of Louisville, KY; five grandchildren, Jason Messamer (Shauna), Andrew Messamer (Tori), and Steven Messamer all of Colorado Springs, CO, David Thurstenson and Abby Thurstenson of Fayetteville, AR and five great-grandchildren. Also a brother, Robert Carrol Dantzler (Martha Clair) of Roanoke, VA and sister, Sandy Baker (the late Jimmie Baker) of Pensacola, FL. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, in Radcliff, KY. Burial will follow in Vine Grove Cemetery in Vine Grove, KY with military honors. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday after 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contribution to: Missions Fund at Stithton Baptist Church https://pushpay.com/g/stithton?src=hpp, Wycliffe Bible Translators https://www.wycliffe.org/donate, or the charity of your choice. " Source: Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, Radcliff, KY

Burial information: Vine Grove Cemetery, Vine Grove, KY

This information was last updated 01/07/2019

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