Chorlins, Richard David, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115J-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1967 - 1970
Captain

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
University City
Last Address
Laos

Casualty Date
Jan 11, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14W 025

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 Military Association Memberships
Association of Graduates USAFAVietnam Veterans MemorialAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  1967, Association of Graduates USAFA
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, American Battle Monuments Commission
  2015, American Battle Monuments Commission

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Aviator (Basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
3525th Pilot Training Squadron602nd Special Operations Squadron56th Special Operations Wing7th Air Force
  1968-1969, 0006, 3525th Pilot Training Squadron
  1970-1970, 602nd Special Operations Squadron
  1970-1970, 56th Special Operations Wing
  1970-1970, 7th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force AcademyGeorgetown University
  1963-1967, United States Air Force Academy
  1967-1968, Georgetown University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  
  1969-1970, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then 1st Lt. Chorlins was taking part in a night strike on truck traffic in the Mu Gia Pass when it was shot down by 37mm AAA. The Spad caught fire and crashed before the pilot had a chance to escape.

He was listed as MIA. He was promoted to Captain, posthumously.

A memorial was placed for him at the Air Force Academy.

Note:  Captain Chorlins' remains were accounted for on 17 January 2015. 
 
   
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