Donald P. R. Smith

Photo Not AvailableOriginally from Mansfield-Burleson, Texas


  • Airborne Radio Radar NAV Equip
  • Missile flight controls
  • Missile system analyst
  • OCS – never again


  • NAV School – James Connally AFB
  • ECM school – Mather AFB
  • Crew training – Castle AFB
  • Survival School – Stead AFB
  • Crew – Altus AFB
  • Crew – Ellsworth AFB
  • Battle Staff Intelligence – Stepmother and Looking Glass
  • Intelligence – 7th Air Force
  • Crew – Robins AFB with TDY’s to Griffis AFB, Homestead AFB, and Anderson AFB

Heart Attack:

  • Permanently grounded, released from active duty, enlisted (limited duty) until retirement.

Post Air Force:

  • Electronics instructor for six years with NEC.
  • Contract Instructor with the University of Oklahoma for 15 years.


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But, Sir!


Donald Paul Ray Smith, a resident of Harrah, Oklahoma died Sunday, January 7, 2007, age 69, in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Mr. Smith was born January 2, 1938, in Fort Worth, Texas. He served his country in the United States Air Force, receiving his commission with Class 63C of USAF Officer Candidate School. He retired with the rank of Captain.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Asa Smith Memorial Chapel in Harrah with the Rev. Dennis Stone officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Memory Gardens in Midwest City under the directions of Smith~Parks Funeral Service, Harrah.