Dickson, Richard Andrew, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1A8X2-Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operator
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew Operations
Primary Unit
2010-2013, 1A8X2, 451st Air Expeditionary Group
Service Years
2006 - 2013
Staff Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Apr 27, 2013
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Location of Interment
Mount Vernon Memorial Park - Fair Oaks, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court of Honor North, Row 6, Grave 80

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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)
Intelligence  (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
407th Air Expeditionary GroupAir Combat Command Communications GroupAir Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA)US Air Force
451st Air Expeditionary Group
  2007-2010, 1A8X2, 407th Air Expeditionary Group
  2007-2013, 1A8X2, Air Combat Command Communications Group
  2007-2013, 1A8X2, Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA)
  2007-2013, 1A8X2, 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron
  2010-2013, 1A8X2, 451st Air Expeditionary Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2007-2007 Operation Nomad Shadow (ONS)
  2007-2013 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2010-2011 Operation New Dawn (OND)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
MC-12W  King Air 350  
  2006-2013, MC-12W King Air 350
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Air Force staff sergeant from California is killed in Afghanistan
By Tony Perry
April 28, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
An Air Force staff sergeant from a base in Northern California has been killed in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Sunday.
Richard A. Dickson, 24, of Rancho Cordova, east of Sacramento, was among four Air Force personnel killed Saturday near Kandahar in the crash of an MC-12 surveillance aircraft. The cause of the crash is under investigation, but initial reporting indicates no enemy activity in the area, the Air Force said.
Dickson was assigned to the 306th Intelligence Squadron at Beale Air Force Base. He joined the Air Force in 2005. He had flown more than 120 combat missions and was the recipient of six air medals.


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