Richardson, Charles Henry, 1st Lt Fallen
 
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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Last Unit
1968-1968, 1115A, 14th Special Operations Wing
Service Years
1966 - 1968
First Lieutenant

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1944
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Bergenfield
Last Address
Bergenfield

Casualty Date
Oct 08, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Khanh Hoa
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
George Washington Cemetery - Paramus, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
41W 031

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 Unit Assignments
Air Force Training Wings/3646th Pilot Training Wing7th Air Force9th Special Operations Squadron14th Special Operations Wing
  1966-1967, 0006, Air Force Training Wings/3646th Pilot Training Wing
  1968-1968, 7th Air Force
  1968-1968, 1043N, 9th Special Operations Squadron
  1968-1968, 1115A, 14th Special Operations Wing
 Colleges Attended 
  1962-1966, Gettysburg College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AT-6 Texan  T-37 Tweety  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  O-2 Skymaster  
  1966-1967, AT-6 Texan
  1966-1967, T-37 Tweety
  1966-1967, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1968-1968, O-2 Skymaster
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1968 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
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Last Known Activity


   
Comments/Citation


He was the captain of his High School Basketball team.

He received his Commission following his Graduation from Gettysburg College, in Pennsylvania and completion of the Air Force Training Program.


He was named to the All County Basketball team in 1962. He was the lead scorer on this team and 12th highest in the county.

A biology major in college, his mother said he planned to teach "but when he had a taste of flying", she continued he thought he might like to be a commerical pilot". Lt. Richardson received his pilot training in Laughlin AFB in Texas. He had been assigned at Tan Son Nhut AFB in Vietnam iwith the 9th Special Operations Squadron, n a psychological air unit. The Light plane he flew was equipped with a loudspeaker which was used to urge Viet Cong and North Vietmanese troops to defect.

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A1C Howard Christenson Bassman







   
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