Donald J. Swanson, Maintenance
18th SOS, Da Nang, 1970-71

Forman, North Dakota was my birthplace in 1930. I graduated from Forman High School in 1948 and then joined the U.S. Air Force at Fargo to beat the draft. I served with the 18th Special Operations Squadron at Da Nang Air Base in aircraft maintenance.

I retired from the Air Force in November 1973 at Mather AFB, California. I attended American River College in Sacramento, California. My wife, Lee, and I currently live in Sacramento.