Daniel Paul KEUHN
December 19, 1947 – June 12, 2020
Daniel Paul KEUHN was born on December 19, 1947 and passed away on June 12, 2020 and is under the care of Family Funeral Care.
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Daniel Paul KEUHN
July 9, 2020
Dan was on the books to be on that flight. Fate intervened and ATN3 Purdum took his place.
Dan always felt that it should of been “Him” long talks about faith and the unexplained of why troubled him greatly.
At 11:25 a.m. on March 16, 1970, ATN3 Purdum was a crewmember aboard a Lockheed EC-121M “Warning Star,” tail number 145927, on an emergency approach into Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam, due to a malfunctioning No. 4 engine. The aircraft was waved off when another plane arrived onto the runway, but it was too late. The No. 3 engine quit, the aircraft banked, and then crashed into a revetment before striking a hanger 300 yards east of the runway on the Air Force side of the base. The Warning Star disintegrated, leaving only the tail section intact. Twenty-three crew members, including ATN3 Ralph “Scott” Purdum, lost their lives in the accident. It was his first flight**.**
I know and pray that now his questions have been answered and both can find peace in that they are not forgotten.
July 8, 2020
Mike and I will miss visiting Dan on our way to Florida every year. We are deeply saddened by his sudden death.
Gregory "Cruz" Grutter
June 24, 2020
The news of our lost crushed me today!
Thank you for being a friend and a teacher. Thank you for your years of service to our great nation. Our time together at Smith & Wesson will not be forgotten.
Much respect Sir.
The talk we had at dinner the night at the Springfield Armory event truly impacted me and will always stay with me.
We are less without you Sgt.
Save me a seat at the table in the great hall.
Tonight I will lift a glass to you my friend.
Fair winds and following seas
June 23, 2020
Words are never easy in a time like this! Dan you started out as a friend became a coworker and my boss, but over time you became more of a Father figure to me. I will miss the advice you gave me even if it wasn’t what I wanted to hear, and even the calls just to chat. Salute to our friend Dan, may you be at peace now. “The world is a Navy in an empty ocean”
June 15, 2020
Daniel my brother you are older than me
Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't heal?
Your eyes have died but you see more than I
Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky
May you find Purdum helping you cross over and are able to finally Rest In Peace.