Donald Douglas Slauson, Jr
© Culpeper TimesDonald Douglas Slauson, Jr, LTC RET (Age 78)
Of Woodbridge, VA passed away on October 15, 2014 in Austin, TX. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Grim Slauson who predeceased him on October 26, 2011. Don, son of the late Donald D. Slauson and Ruth Nesslerodt Slauson, was born on May 2, 1936 in Williamsburg, VA. Following high school, he attended VPI and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. Upon receiving his commission, Don became a helicopter pilot and served two tours in Vietnam. LTC (RET) Slauson was an active member of the 114th Aviation Co. Association. He served his country for more than 35 years in various assignments and positions in the Active Army and as a Department of the Army Civilian. Among his many awards and achievements include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He is survived by two sons, D. Douglas Slauson III of Austin, TX and Will Slauson of Woodbridge, VA, Will’s wife, Esther, and their two sons, William and Wesley, nieces Anne Thornton and Gale Sipfle, and cousins. A memorial service and interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3701 Pender Drive, suite 400, Fairfax VA 22030. Online guest book is available at Mountcastle.net.