Biographical / Historical
Donald E. Van Meter served in the US Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Army Reserve, and Oklahoma National Guard. During his services in Vietnam, Van Meter worked as a Combat Rescue Pilot flying HH42 B/F Helicopters, conducting over 200 sorties. He was awarded 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses for his service in Vietnam. After 34 years of service, Van Meter retired at the rank of Colonel.