RICHARD H DEFER
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HONORED ON PANEL 2W, LINE 43 OF THE WALL

RICHARD HENRY DEFER

WALL NAME

RICHARD H DEFER

PANEL / LINE

2W/43

DATE OF BIRTH

10/09/1931

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/18/1971

HOME OF RECORD

TRAVERSE CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Leelanau County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD HENRY DEFER
POSTED ON 4.30.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam
And for a brief moment its glory
and beauty belong to our world
But then it flies again
And though we wish it could have stayed...
We feel lucky to have seen it.
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POSTED ON 10.18.2021
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

Major Richard Henry Defer was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action. He served as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot and was assigned to DET 1, 56TH SPECIAL OPS WING, 7TH AF.
See https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/
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POSTED ON 10.18.2021
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Major Richard Henry Defer was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot and was assigned to DET 1, 56TH SPECIAL OPS WING, 7TH AF.
See https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/
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POSTED ON 10.18.2019
POSTED BY: John Braun

Raven FAC

Major De Fer, You are remembered.
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POSTED ON 4.24.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Major Richard Defer,
Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot (Various.) 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.
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