Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/29/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear Captain Richard Wayne Watson, sirMORE
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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Richard Wayne WATSON, USA...who made the ultimate sacrificePosted on 2/4/12 - byIf I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.MORE
Salute to a Fellow Tar Heel VeteranPosted on 8/14/11 - by Jim and Tom Reece firstname.lastname@example.org MORE
We RememberPosted on 1/15/05 - by Robert Sage email@example.comRichard is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
Capt. Wilson you served with my fatherPosted on 1/12/04 - by Paul C Miller firstname.lastname@example.orgI would like to say, thank you Capt.Wilson for your heroic efforts while flying the chopper that my father was in durring the time you all went down. Although I never knew you or my father Pcf. Paul W Miller, he was your door gunner that fateful day in June 3 1969. I want to honor you and say that I am so greatful of what you guys did out there for our great country. It is men like you that means so much when we think of FREEMDOM! I just found out about you and my dad, recently, I always wondered if there was anyone remaining from your divission, The Blue Ghost, that are still alive today. may you rest in peace forever and God bless. I will never forget you and my father and all the other men and women that served and gave up their lives for our country.MORE
In Honored Remembrance of Captain WatsonPosted on 12/23/02 - by Michael Robert PattersonRichard Wayne Watson, Captain, United States ArmyMORE
Richard died when his helicopter crashed into the land. His body was recovered. Richard was born on September 10th, 1944 in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Captain Richard Wayne Watson, Troop F 8th Cavalry, 23rd Infantry, OH-6A Helicopter Pilot, 67-16049.
Shot down near Quang Ngai City, Province of Quang Ngia. Reported shot by Viet Cong on the ground after the crash.
Captain Watson is buried with his father, Paul C. Watson, Brigadier General, United States Air Force, and his mother, Jane Watson, in Section 46, Grave 1360, Arlington National Cemetery.
The Wall of Faces
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