Funeral for Capt Jefferson Scott Dotson - 25 Oct 2002


On 25 October 2002, Six VMI Air Force cadets represented VMI Air Force ROTC at the funeral service for Captain Jefferson Scott Dotson, VMI Class of 1966.  Captain Dotson was born on 6 August 1944, and graduated from VMI in 1966 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  Captain Dotson entered the Air Force in 1967 and deployed to Phan Rang Air Force Base in South Vietnam in 1968.  He was a pilot of a F-100 Super Sabre Jet and flew many missions over Vietnam and Laos.  On 9 August 1969, Captain Dotson and his crewmember failed to return after a mission, and after a lengthy air and ground search, were declared "Missing in Action".  In 2001, what was believed to be their crash site was excavated and positive remains were found.  Captain Jefferson Scott Dotson was laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery.  Many of his family, friends, and Brother Rats were in attendance at the funeral service.  See related Air Force News Service Article.

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