Dedicated to the Preservation of the
U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
Alfred “Dwayne” Clum, Major, USAF (Retired)
March 5, 1932 – September 26, 2021
How can we justly honor a man with so few words? Our Dad was born to a large farm family near Anson, Kansas during the Great Depression. He became an Air Force Rescue Helicopter Pilot, a Thoroughbred Horse owner, a Vietnam War Veteran, and a loved husband, father and grandfather. He grew up hungry and poor, one of eight children, and spoke of once having to forage for weeds to serve as greens for supper, and sneaking an ear of corn from a neighbor’s crop. One day a pilot landed in his family’s pasture, and a dream was born. He went to Wichita State University, served in ROTC, and joined the Air Force. He retired as a Major, after serving in Okinawa, Korea and Vietnam. Among his awards were the Sikorsky Air Rescue Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and Meritorious Service Medal.
He met the love of his life, Doris Ann Hill, in college and they were married on September 19, 1954. She passed away on July 19, 2015. He is survived and missed by his son, Tony, daughter Joni, and grandchildren Jared and Tiffany.
Doris was stricken with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis in the 1960’s, and Dwayne remained true to his vows and cared for her for nearly fifty years. They did have a chance to enjoy retired life in Florida, and traveled for many years.
According to his wishes, no services will be held, but that his ashes be interred together with his wife.
Now Dad is at rest, with our faith and prayers he is reunited with Mom, and enjoying the company of his family and friends awaiting him.
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