David R. Wheat, F-4B Phantom, RIO, Vietnam, ex-POW

Commander David R. Wheat, USN (ret.), from Duluth, Mn was an F-4 Phantom RIO in Vietnam and POW. Flew with VF-41 on board USS Independence, CVA-62 during the last half of 1965. Shot down over N. Vietnam on Oct. 17, 1965. 7 years 4 months as a POW. Then continued to serve in the Navy until Dec. 1984. He described some of his experiences at An Evening With Eagles, Air Expo 2011, Flying Cloud Airport, Eden Prairie, Mn.
See also the You Tube TV report when he returned home to Duluth after 8 years and  his online Bio and mission report.