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    Posted on 11/22/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Sp4 Richard Christy,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman.Happy Thanksgiving. This is the month that we remember all those who have passed-on. We remember you. It is so 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 strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 12/5/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Richard Thomas Christy, Served with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/14/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Richard Thomas Christy, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Remembering Our Own

    Posted on 11/17/13 - by Robert L Nelson
    Richard Thomas Christy
    Richard Thomas Christy was born on December 5, 1946
    in San Francisco, California. No additional information has
    been located regarding his family, early years or life within
    Santa Cruz County. Military records indicate that he was a
    member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion and may have
    attended a Kingdom Hall of that faith in Santa Cruz.
    He was drafted into the US Army in 1967 and listed
    Boulder Creek, California as his residence. After completing
    basic and advanced individual training, he was assigned
    to the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division serving in
    Binh Duong Province in Vietnam.
    Christy arrived in Vietnam on November 19, 1967, and
    by early 1968 had risen to the rank of specialist fourth class.
    During his service with the 1st Infantry Division, it was
    attempting to stop the Tet New Year Offensive of the North
    Vietnamese Army.
    On 31 January 1968 during the Vietnamese celebration
    of the Lunar New Year (Tet), the Viet Cong launched a
    series of simultaneous ground and mortar attacks against
    most of South Vietnam’s major cities and allied military
    installations. In response to the attacks, the Division was
    summoned to help secure the sprawling Tan Son Nhut Air
    Base. By 13 February, units of the Big Red One had engaged
    and defeated numerous Viet Cong and North Vietnamese
    soldiers…On 7 April 1968, the Division embarked on the
    largest operation of the Vietnam War: Operation Toan
    Thang (Certain Victory), which involved all allied troops
    throughout the III Corps Tactical Zone. One of the primary
    missions of this two-part operation was to stop the infiltration
    of the enemy into the Saigon area.
    On June 14, 1968, while participating in Operation Toan
    Thang II, Specialist Fourth Class Richard Thomas Christy was
    killed in action by small arms fire. His body was recovered and
    returned to Golden Gate National Cemetery for burial.
    Remembering our Own
    The Santa Cruz County Military Roll of Honor 1861-2010
    By Robert L Nelson
    The Museum of Art & History @ The McPherson Center
    Page 223
  • Fellow Sundog

    Posted on 5/13/09 - by Jack Otis, Sundog Echo
    I will always remember Dick as Sundog 12, a good friend and a great pilot.
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