|Rank||Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Air Force|
|Date of Death||July 10 1953|
National Defense Service Medal
Lieutenant Colonel Dease was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Lieutenant Colonel Dease was a member of the 28th Strategic Wing stationed at Lakenheath, England. On July 10, 1953, he was a passenger on a C-47 Skytrain transport traveling from Lakenheath to Sola Airfield, Stavanger, Norway. When the aircraft was about to land, it was hit by a Norwegian F-86 jet and crashed killing all ten airmen on board.