CMSGT Buddy Daniel “Danny” Wagoner, RET.

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

70, of Kapolei passed away on January 5, 2013 at Queens Medical Center. He was born November 28, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee. Buddy had lived in Hawaii with his family for almost 30 years after having been transferred to Hickam AFB during his service in the US Air Force. After completing school at Howard High School in Nashville, TN, Danny entered the US Air Force and served 26 years, 4 months and 11 days until his retirement here in Hawaii with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. During that time, Buddy became a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War. Soon after his Air Force retirement, he accepted a position with the Department of the Army at the Honolulu Field Office of the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll/RTS where he served his country for another 26 years as a civilian. The office is currently based at Hickam AFB. Buddy will be fondly remembered by his family and colleagues for his humor, his smile, and for his devotion to his country. He was a gentle giant of a man with an occasional fiery temper, but was well respected by those who knew him for his experience and for his dedication to quality. Survived by wife of 40 years, Arunee; sons, Robert, Apisit, and Johnathan; daughters, Lori Hamilton and Tammy Sinor; sister, Janelle Dahlstrom; daughters-in-law, Michelle and Catherine; and grandchildren. Service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, his family is requesting that you consider making a donation in Buddy’s name to his favorite charity, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Family would love to hear from you at

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