Richardson, Charles Henry, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 1115A, 14th Special Operations Wing
Service Years
1966 - 1968
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bergenfield, NJ
Last Address
DaNang AB

Casualty Date
Oct 08, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Khanh Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
George Washington Memorial Park - Paramus, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
41W 031

 Official Badges 

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3646th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)9th Special Operations Squadron14th Special Operations Wing
  1966-1967, 0006, 3646th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)
  1968-1968, 1043N, 9th Special Operations Squadron
  1968-1968, 1115A, 14th Special Operations Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Gettysburg College
  1962-1966, Gettysburg College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AT-6 Texan  T-37 Tweet  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  O-2 Skymaster  
  1966-1967, AT-6 Texan
  1966-1967, T-37 Tweet
  1966-1967, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1968-1968, O-2 Skymaster
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


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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