Marshall, Richard Carlton, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1964-1965, 1115A, Military Assistance Command-Vietnam (MACV)
Service Years
1953 - 1965
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1934
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago, IL
Last Address
Chicago, IL

Casualty Date
Sep 05, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Joseph Cemetery - River Grove, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02E 076 (Cenotaph)

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Special Operations UnitsUS Air ForceMilitary Assistance Command-Vietnam (MACV)
  1964-1965, 1115A, 1131st USAF Special Activities Squadron
  1964-1965, 1115A, 6251st Tactical Fighter Wing
  1964-1965, 1115A, Military Assistance Command-Vietnam (MACV)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam Advisory Campaign (1961-65)
  1965-1965 Vietnam Defensive Campaign (1965-66)
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A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  
  1964-1965, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
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Last Known Activity

Captain Marshall served at Bien Hoa AB/Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN. On 5 September 1965, he was flying an A-1G (#132562), a 4 seat version. Flying with him was CWO2 William J. La Grand, US Army, a helicopter pilot with the 197th Aviation Company, 145th Aviation Battalion. The aircraft was seen to crash and no ejections were observed prior to impact. The area in which the aircraft went down was under hostile control at the time, and recovery and excavation attempts at the time were thwarted because of heavy enemy activity in the area and hostile presence.

Both La Grand and Marshall were declared killed in action.

His name is on the cenotaph in Saint Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois.
   
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