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  • Date of Birth:5/17/1949
  • Date of Casualty:6/3/1969
  • Home of Record:FLORISSANT
  • County of Record:ST. LOUIS COUNTY
  • State:MO
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:23W, 60
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG


  • Date of Birth:6/8/1948
  • Date of Casualty:6/3/1969
  • Home of Record:LA GRANGE
  • County of Record:TROUP COUNTY
  • State:GA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:23W, 60
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI


is honored on Panel 23W, Row 60 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/29/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Richard Wayne Watson, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Richard Wayne WATSON, USA...who made the ultimate sacrifice

    Posted on 2/4/12 - by
    If 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.
  • Salute to a Fellow Tar Heel Veteran

    Posted on 8/14/11 - by Jim and Tom Reece
    You gave your live for your Country, for that We Saute You.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 1/15/05 - by Robert Sage
    Richard is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
  • Capt. Wilson you served with my father

    Posted on 1/12/04 - by Paul C Miller
    I 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.
  • In Honored Remembrance of Captain Watson

    Posted on 12/23/02 - by Michael Robert Patterson
    Richard Wayne Watson, Captain, United States Army

    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.

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