Ritchie, Herman Hiram, Capt

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Last Rank
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
Service Years
1955 - 1966

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Okmulgee, OKlahoma
Last Address
Nha Trang AB, South Vietnam

Casualty Date
Jan 13, 1966
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 071

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
310th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
  1966-1966, 310th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier
  1966-1966, 315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Oklahoma State University
  1960-1964, Oklahoma State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1965-1966, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On the night of 13 Jan 1966 a C-123B transport (tail number 55-4519) of the 310th Air Commando Squadron was providing flareship support for a flight of A-1E Skyraiders from the 1st ACS. The Skyraiders in turn were attacking VC positions near An Khe.

As one of the Skyraiders pulled off target after delivering ordnance it collided with the circling flareship. Both aircraft crashed; there were no survivors.


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