French, Richard, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1321Z-Pilot Reconnaissance
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1949-1950, 1, Officer Candidate School (OCS)
Service Years
1946 - 1974
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Cuban Missile Crisis
Lieutenant Colonel

 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1929
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember French, Richard, Lt Col USAF(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Loma Linda California

Date of Passing
Nov 17, 2014
 
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona - Phoenix, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified


 Ribbon Bar


Aviator (Command)


 

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired Mishap-Free Flying Hour Award 5,000 Hrs


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Post 47The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorDistinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS)F-4 Phantom II Society
Red River Valley Fighter Pilots AssociationDept of California
  2014, American Legion, Post 47 (Assistant Commandant) (Livermore, California) - Chap. Page
  2014, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2014, Distinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, F-4 Phantom II Society
  2014, Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of California (Deceased Member (Honor Roll)) (Sacramento, California) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:
Fighter Pilot F-4 Reconnaissance
Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cuban Missile Crisis
   

 Unit Assignments
Army National Guard (ARNG)Officer Candidate School (OCS)
  1946-1949, Army National Guard (ARNG)
  1949-1950, 1, Officer Candidate School (OCS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1960-1973 Vietnam War
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1964-1973 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
  1964-1973 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 Military Association Memberships
Post 47The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorDistinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS)F-4 Phantom II Society
Red River Valley Fighter Pilots AssociationDept of California
  2014, American Legion, Post 47 (Assistant Commandant) (Livermore, California) - Chap. Page
  2014, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2014, Distinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, F-4 Phantom II Society
  2014, Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of California (Deceased Member (Honor Roll)) (Sacramento, California) - Chap. Page


Reflections on Lt Col French's US Air Force Service
 
 Reflections On My Service
 
WHETHER YOU WERE IN THE SERVICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS OR AS A CAREER, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DIRECTION OR PATH YOU TOOK. WHAT WAS YOUR REASON FOR LEAVING?
Oregon Army National Guard
US Air Force
Fighter Pilot
IF YOU PARTICIPATED IN ANY MILITARY OPERATIONS, INCLUDING COMBAT, HUMANITARIAN AND PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS, PLEASE DESCRIBE THOSE WHICH MADE A LASTING IMPACT ON YOU AND, IF LIFE-CHANGING, IN WHAT WAY?
Korean War
Vietnam War
Laos Campaign
Cuban Missile Crisis
WHAT PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF FROM YOUR MILITARY CAREER?
Silver Star Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
OF ALL THE MEDALS, AWARDS, FORMAL PRESENTATIONS AND QUALIFICATION BADGES YOU RECEIVED, OR OTHER MEMORABILIA, WHICH ONE IS THE MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU AND WHY?
Command Pilot Badge Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Silver Star Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal
Purple Heart Medal W/ 2nd Award
World War Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal W/ 2nd Award
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal W/ 60 Device
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
UN Service Medal W/ Korea Clasp
WHAT PROFESSION DID YOU FOLLOW AFTER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SERVING, WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY?
US Air Force Retired Now Deceased

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