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RICHARD CARL BEHNKE


is honored on Panel 28W, Line 96 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 1/19/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CAPTAIN BEHNKE.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRY UNIT COMMANDER - GENERAL STAFF. IT IS A NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/23/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Captain Richard Carl Behnke, Served with Advisory Team 1, Headquarters, Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors (MACV).
  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 3/31/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Richard Carl Behnke
    Date of birth: August 23, 1942
    Date of death: March 31, 1969
    Home of record: Jefferson Wisconsin
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    SYNOPSIS: Captain Richard Carl Behnke (ASN: 0-5331256), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for gallantry in action on February 16, 1969 while serving with Advisory Team 1, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam in Southeast Asia.

    General Orders: Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, General Orders No. 1761 (1969)

    Action Date: February 16, 1969

    Service: Army

    Rank: Captain

    Company: Advisory Team 1

    Division: Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
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  • ALWAYS A HERO TO ME

    Posted on 7/24/14 - by Donna M. Streich RN
    Captain Richard Carl Behnke was my first cousin by marriage, 6 years older than I. He was a young boy who lived every day with joy and purpose; he became a young man who did the same. He loved family, friends and Country and was loved by all who knew him; he was admired by many who did not.Time spent with him was always an adventure! I still remember the day my mom called me at nursing school to tell me of our loss but I never knew any details until today; I am so thankful for this site.
    Thank you Dear cousin "Dickie" for letting me know you; thank you for your love of family and friends and service to your Country. God Bless you and all of our wonderful service men and women.
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  • Always a Hero to me

    Posted on 7/24/14
    Captain Richard Carl Behnke was my cousin, 6 years older than I; he was always special. He lived every day of his life to the fullest. loved his family, friends and country; in return, he was loved by them. I will never forget the day my mom called with news of his death but I never really knew any details until today. I did know that however he died it was bravely. Thank you cousin "Dickie" for being you; it was an honor and a privilege to know you.
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The Wall of Faces

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