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RICHARD BELTON BROCKMAN


is honored on Panel 14E, Line 42 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • THANKS

    Posted on 7/6/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Captain Richard Brockman,
    Thank you for your service as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander - Helicopter Pilot. According to the date your TOD started, you had not been in country long. Sad. Independence Day just passed, and it is 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 courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/24/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Captain Richard Belton Brockman, 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
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/6/13 - by Robert Sage
    Richard is buried at Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Reidville, Spartanburg County, SC.
  • Accident Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13726

    Posted on 10/14/12 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org

    Crew included CAPT Edgar J. Saffle (KIA), CAPT Richard B. Brockman (KIA), SP4 James A. Harden (KIA), and SP4 Anthony P. Magistro (KIA). Passengers were SP4 Herbert H. Crowder (KIA), PFC Larry G. Gray (KIA), PFC Herschel L. Epps (KIA), and PFC Frank J. Krebs (KIA). Aircraft crashed and burned after the main rotor blades and tail boom came off in flight. It is possible that the aircraft was hit with hostile fire, but the exact cause is unknown. The mast was broken in two above damper splines. The transmission separated from the fuselage and the main rotor system in flight. The accident board concluded that the push pull control rod attached to the synchronized elevator became separated in flight. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Richard Belton BROCKMAN, USA...who died for our country!!!!

    Posted on 9/4/11 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be n ot like otbhers, 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, perchnace, may therein comfort you.
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The Wall of Faces

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