2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKER DAN KING:
Name – Dan King
Service – US ARMY
Rank – Chief Warrant Officer 2
Home – Southern Calif.
Time in Service- 5 years 8 Month’s
Locations Served – Fort Polk, La. [Basic], Ft. Wolters Tx. [Warrant Officer and Basic Flight Training] Fort Rucker Al. [ Advanced Flight Training]. Bearcat Vietnam [240th Assault Helicopter Company], Fort Carson Colorado. -283rd Assault Helicopter Company]
Combat Tours – 240th Assault Helicopter Company, Bearcat Vietnam 1969/70. 12 Month Tour. Worked for South Vietnamese Air Force as Test Pilot Trainer [ after Major Overhaul] 1973/1974. In Vietnam when US pulled out all troops.
Awards and Decorations- Distinguished Flying Cross [June 1970], Air Medal 33 Awards [ one for every 25 Combat Missions ], Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry [ Individual and Unit], Vietnamese Civic Action Medal [ Individual and Unit [ Note – I have others and will put together a complete list if requested]
Past President of The San Diego Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society.
Hobbies- Automotive and Military Model Building
Past President of San Diego Model Car Club, Past Head Judge San Diego IPMS.