Lt. Col. Dalton Leftwich (USAF Ret.) passed away on Jan. 9, 2011, one day short of his 83rd birthday. Nicknamed Lefty, he initially joined the USMC from 1946 to 1948. He then joined the USAF in 1951 after attending SMU.
In 1967, Col. Leftwich flew 100 missions over North Vietnam in F-105s, while attached to the 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Korat AB in Thailand.
Col. Leftwich was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Silver Stars, and multiple Air Medals during his Vietnam tour.
Lefty will be laid to rest on Saturday, Jan. 15th, in Dallas.
Godspeed, Colonel ...