CW2 William "Don" D. Degeer was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/22/1972 at the age of 23.8 from A/C accident
Flight Classes 71-1 and 70-47
Date of Birth 11/27/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/101 AVN 101 ABN in 71
This information was provided by Diane DeGeer (sister), Mike Pate, SSN search

More detail on this person: He was cropdusting banana plantations somewhere in Central America and hit the only power line within 20 miles. So I was told. I'll check the Kingsmen net and see if anyone can remember his callsign. His HOR was somewhere in TX, I do remember that much. I wrote his parents shortly after I got the news. From: Mike Pate

DeGeer was in my flight school class, 70-47 and 71-1. He was from a small company town in the Texas Panhandle, Phillips, TX. As the name implies, Phillips Petroleum Started the town. There was a large fire at the refinery years ago and the town went away. DeGeer, which is what we always called him, was a good person. I hated to hear of his passing.

From: George Bryant, 61st AHC 71-72

I'm William Donald DeGeer III (Don's) sister. His date of death was 22 Sep 1972. I think his call sign was "Shifty". He died in Nicaragua.

From: Diane DeGeer

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