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is honored on Panel 36W, Line 33 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Air Loss - Fixed-Wing

    Posted on 3/31/18 - by
    On December 17, 1968, a USAF Fairchild C-123K Provider (#54-0708) from the 309th Special Operations Squadron crashed shortly after takeoff from Chu Lai Air Base after reportedly encountering an engine failure following fuel transfer problems. Three crewmen and nine passengers were killed in the crash. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander LTC Richard A. Brown, co-pilot 1LT Roger H. Strout, and flight engineer SSGT Jesse J. Bradshaw. The lost passengers were U.S. Army personnel: 1LT John A. Blaco Jr., PFC Bradley J. Bourque, SGT Ramon Castro-Morales, CPT Richard C. Drewes, CPT John K. Hayward, CWO John P. Koob, 1LT John D. Krouslis, SSGT Wallace F. Simpkin, and CPT Morton H. Singer. Five other passengers died subsequent to the injuries they received. They included two Marines, SGT Mancol R. Clifton, who died the following day due to burns he suffered; and PVT George W. Brown, who passed away January 13, 1969, also from burns. The three other lost passengers were soldiers: SP4 Dennis G. Benson, who died December 23, 1968, from burns after being evacuated to a burn unit at the 106th Army General Hospital in Yokohama, Japan; SFC Richard H. Sweger, who died January 2, 1969, from bilateral pneumonia due to his injuries; and SP4 Henry E. Russell, who died May 7, 1969, after spending 135 days at Brooke Army General Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, TX, where he was being treated for burns he suffered over 35% of his body. [Taken from and]
  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/24/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Lt. Colonel Richard Brown,
    Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot, Various. 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.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 9/8/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Allen Brown, Served with the 311th Special Operations Squadron, 315th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/13/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LTC Richard Allen Brown, 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
  • Richard Allen Brown

    Posted on 1/25/11 - by June M. Brown
    Lt. Col, Regular USAF Served 2nd World War 3644 to 11745 George Wash Univ 946 to 649 He enlisted in the aviation cadet program USAF 61749 graduated 62350 Korea 41951 to 12452 He was in the 8th A.F. in F80's Viet Nam 12868 to date of death 121768 He was born in Washington, DC 9823 He was with the 311th Special Operations Squadron He was married to June M. Brown 28 years He was the father of two children
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