WALTMAN. DONALD GLENN
Colonel Waltman passed away on September 5, 1997
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Name: Donald Glenn Waltman
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/03
Unit:
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Kellogg ID
Date of Loss: 19 September 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 213500 North 1064000 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
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Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews.  2017

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SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).

DONALD G. WALTMAN
Lieutenant Colonel - United States Air Force
Shot Down: September 19, 1966
Released: March 4, 1973

I am the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn P. Waltman of Kellogg, Idaho. I was born
and raised in Kellogg and attended the University of Idaho where I received
a BA degree in Political Science. I married my high school sweetheart,
Marian Cook, have five wonderful children-two boys and three girls-and we
are still very much in love.

I entered the Air Force with an ROTC commission in 1955 and found my second
love-airplanes. I have flown the F-86D, F-102, and F-105.

I am very proud of the men with whom I served as a POW in North Vietnam, and
we all owe a great deal to the good Americans who supported us while we were
there. I love this great country of ours and would fight for her again
tomorrow.

Donald Waltman retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and
his wife Marian resided in Germany until his death. Don's daughter Nancy,
and his wife were present at the NAM POWs 98 reunion in Dallas. They
both now reside in London. Don's son, Clint, is now a Brigadier General.

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Marian Waltman, RIP

Marian Waltman ("Bear") died peacefully in London on Saturday 15 April 2017, nearly 20 years after the death of her beloved husband, Don. Arrangements are being completed to inter her with Don in his grave in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
In her final days Bear was surrounded by her three daughters and staff members of the excellent care home where she spent her last seven years. She was admired and loved by all her knew her.
 
Don and Bear found each other in childhood. Bear described Don as a "warrior elite", and it became clear not only during the six and a half years of his imprisonment in North Vietnam - when Bear raised their five children in their home town in Idaho and did all she could to support the activities of the National League of Families - but also during her struggle to live without him after his early death in 1997, that she was herself also a warrior elite. The two were among the best of American citizens and parents.
 
I will update you when Bear's funeral at Arlington has been scheduled.

 
Best regards,
Nancy Waltman