LTC Wayne E Dutton was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/05/2006 at the age of 77.4
Janesville, WI
Date of Birth 11/07/1928
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/101 AVN 101 ABN in 65-66
This information was provided by Jerry Turner

More detail on this person: May God rest his soul and bless his family and friends. I served twice with Wayne, he was my first C.O. in the Winged Warriors and later commanded the Department of Tactics at Fort Rucker, I flew with him many times, he always treated me with respect and honor as I did him.

One story; we were flying a CA out of Vinh Long, he joined me in the trail position of the flight, on approach to Vinh Long we got into one of those flare configurations that rippled through the flight, each position magnifying the flare as it passed through the flight, by the time it reached us, it was a tail stand, as I flared sharply, I lost sight of the aircraft in front of me, so I kicked right pedal and banked sharply left to avoid contact, and regain sight of the other aircraft, after the maneuver was completed and we were back under control and in position, Maj. Dutton said "what the hell kind of maneuver was that?", I responded with; "That's called survival, Sir", several years later, at Fort Rucker, he asked if I was teaching my students the "Survival Maneuver" at Rucker. RIP Wayne.

From: Jerry Turner, 114th AML, White Knight, 1965, A Co., 101st Avn. Bn., Warrior 25, 1965-66, Soc Trang RVN. Wayne E. Dutton Janesville, Wis. - Wayne E. Dutton, 78, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Rock Haven Nursing Home in Janesville. He was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Angelo, Wis., to Walter and Pearl (Davis) Dutton. He attended area schools and graduated from Sparta High School in 1946. On Jan. 6, 1951, he married his best friend, Arlene Jackson. Wayne and Arlene lived in numerous locations as Wayne attained the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. He served in the Army from 1946 to 1970 and held a variety of assignments, including director of tactical flight training at the Army Aviation School in Fort Rucker, Ala.; aviation unit commander, Fort Campbell, Ky., and Republic of South Vietnam; infantry unit commander, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Charles Dodge, First Calvary Division, South Korea; aviation unit commander, Fort Campbell, Ky.; and with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Nuremburg, Germany. In additional to his numerous military accomplishments, honors and citations, Wayne also worked for Marathon County, the Federal Correctional Institution in Oxford, Wis., Wood County, and as the emergency government director/training officer for Rock County until his retirement in 1993. Wayne took great pride in serving his city, county, state and country. He was affiliated with the Retired Officers Association, the American Helicopter Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. His hobbies included flying, reading, cribbage, walking, history, politics, current events and crossword puzzles. Wayne was a great leader, teacher, role model, father and grandfather, as well as possessing an eternal generous spirit and sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; daughter, Deborah Dutton; son, Robert (Colleen) Dutton; daughter, Cynthia (Robin) Baum; son, Wayne (Mara) Dutton Jr.; daughter, Elizabeth Parsons; daughter, Catherine (Arpad) Ivanyos; grandchildren, Jennifer Dutton, Heather (Todd) Allen, Charlotte Dutton, Robert Dutton Jr., Timothy Karbowski, Lindsey Karbowski, Mark Dutton and Ashley Parsons; and brother, Roland (Joyce) Dutton. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Dutton; his son-in-law, Mark Parsons; his parents and siblings, Pauline (Minert) DeVoe, Kenneth Dutton, Ben (Margaret) Dutton, Eldon (Harriet) Dutton and Ralph (Linda) Dutton. A memorial service will be held at the Rotary Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive in Janesville, on Monday, April 10, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org

Burial information: Angelo Cemetery, Angelo, WI

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