was born April 3, 1916 in Newfield, NY, son of Leland
and Hazel Hetherington. Don served with C.C.C.-Civilian
Conservation Corp. in Glacier National Park and later
worked for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, CA.
addition to his service with the 39th BG Don notes:
was out of the service for nine months and returned
to active duty on Detached Service with the Army
at Ft. Lewis, WA, and then with the US Military
Government in Korea. I was assigned back to the
AF in November 1948 to the 314th Air Division in
Japan. I was a command pilot. My last assignment
was at Randolph Air Force Base. I was retired after
twenty-six years as a Lt. Colonel following a heart
attack. I was director of the Field Training Program
with 200 Detachments and 4000 instructors."
his military retirement he worked for the Texas Rehabilitation
Commission as a counselor for 11 years. He was a life
member of DAV, VFW, 20th Air Force, 39th Bomb Group
Association and an active American Red Cross disaster
family included his wife Lorna, 7 children and 8 grandchildren
and 1 great granddaughter.