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RICHARD WILLIAM O'KEEFE


is honored on Panel 5W, Line 97 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank Yoiu

    Posted on 5/27/18 - by Sue Chancy Susuvhancy@yahoo.com
    This young man and his wife impacted my life while he was stationed at Moody AFB, Valdosta, Georgia. My husband, alton and I, we’re friends with he and his wife Joyce… We named our son after RICHARD, In July 1971… Have lost contact with Joyce and would like to reconnect, we now live in Moultrie Georgia
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/6/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Richard William O'Keefe, Served with the 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • Air Loss

    Posted on 10/27/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On February 11, 1971, a U.S. Air Force Fairchild UC-123K (#56-4373) from 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, 7th Air Force, crashed near Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan Province, RVN. It was a local military flight from Phan Rang Air Base. The accident occurred while spraying against malarial mosquitoes. There were no survivors. The lost crew included 1LT Charles M. Deas, 1LT Richard W. O’Keefe, LTC Daniel H. Tate and MSGT Donald L. Dunn, TSGT Clyde W. Hanson. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, m.aerialvisuals.ca and aviation-safety.net]
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  • High Flight

    Posted on 1/6/16 - by KW
    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
    I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air… .

    Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
    I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
    And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

    — John Gillespie Magee, Jr
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  • In Rememberance

    Posted on 7/24/15 - by Jim Clark
    I went to school with Dick at Kaiserslautern American High School in Germany, He was very popular and well liked by al. He excelled in sports and played varsity football and basketball. He was easy going and had a ready smile for everyone. He will always be remembered by all who ever met him. My deepest sympathies go out to both Joyce and Terry.
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