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is honored on Panel 59W, Line 20 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/26/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Cap Richard Corcoran,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantry Officer. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Final Mission of CPT Richard F. Corcoran

    Posted on 11/23/17 - by
    On June 7, 1968, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-1E (tail number 151294) from Marine Observation Squadron 6 (VMO-6) was conducting an air reconnaissance mission 2 miles south of Khe Sahn Combat Base for the 3d Marine Division when it was hit by enemy fire and crashed. Three Marine personnel were killed in the incident and two others were rescued, including Battalion Commander LTC M. J. Gravel. The helicopter apparently struck the top of a ridgeline after being hit, sheering off one landing strut, then skidded or rolled down the slope for approximately 300 meters. The wreckage was completely consumed by fire. Three bodies were found in the charred aircraft, burned beyond recognition. Two bodies still had dog tags around their necks. An extensive search of area failed to reveal the location of the aircraft’s guns or radios, and it was assumed they had been destroyed in the crash and fire. A confidential radio frequency chart was discovered and delivered to the S-2 security officer. The remains were returned to Khe Sanh Combat Base. The lost personnel included pilot 1LT Ralph E. Hunt Jr., aerial observer CPT Richard F. Corcoran, and passenger MAJ Robert V. Kurilich. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/7/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Richard Francis Corcoran, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • HERO

    Posted on 11/9/14 - by jeannie Harris
    I never met you but my husband thought so much of you. I Appreciate theletter you wrote to me after Bob was killed. You were going to see me and the boyswhen you came home. I know you and Bob are together in Heaven.I will andsee both of you again. Thank you for being such a good friend to my Husband and me. Jeannie Harris widow of Capt Robert E HarrisJea
  • Capt Robert E Harris Friend

    Posted on 7/12/14
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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