Osborn, Dale Robert
Jan. 11, 1947 - March 2, 2013
Dale was born in Raton, to Clyde and Dorothy Osborn. He has two brothers, Larry and Kent.
He is preceded in death by his father.
Dale joined the Air Force in September 1965 and served until November 1972. He was a Combat Controller and saw combat in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. His duty as a CCT member was Illuminator Operator and he flew over 300 missions. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, seven Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters.
He was married to Nancy Ellingsworth and has a son David Lee from that marriage. He was married to Catherine from 1983 until his death.
Dale received his degree in Community Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico and worked for several Native American governments, regional governments and, until his death, the Department of the Air Force at Holloman Air Force Base.
He loved to play chess, talk about classic cars and play computer games to relax.
Direct Funeral Services of Albuquerque handled the cremation. Dale will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Oct. 23, 2013.