LTC Wayne E Dutton was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam
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.

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