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Donald Frasier, U.S. Navy

Donald Frasier

City of Residence: Prescott

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

I was off shore of Vietnam in 1972 about 500 miles aboard the USS Bradley FF 1041. We were operating with the USS Midway (carrier) when one of our planes fired two Sidewinder missiles. One went into the ocean and the other was headed for the stacks of my ship. But fortunately for us and unfortunately for six sailors in a sea king helicopter that got blown up even though the missile wasn't armed!