RICHARD D DEVINE JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 34E, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

RICHARD DANIEL DEVINE JR

WALL NAME

RICHARD D DEVINE JR

PANEL / LINE

34E/17

DATE OF BIRTH

07/25/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/10/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SAUGUS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Essex County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD DANIEL DEVINE JR
POSTED ON 5.11.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Richard Devine,
Thank you for your service as an Aircraft Structural Repairer. It has been too long, and it's about time 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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POSTED ON 4.22.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

Under the cover of darkness on January 10, 1968, North Vietnamese Army forces crept into Kotum Airfield in the Central Highlands in Kotum Province, RVN, and destroyed several aircraft, killed six Americans, and wounded 21 others. Between 2:04 to 2:35 AM, the enemy breached the perimeter and conducted a raid on the airfield with B-40 rockets, small arms fire, and satchel charges. The lost Americans included SP4 Loyde D. Armor, SP4 Thomas Carpenter Jr., PFC Richard D. Devine Jr., PFC Andres A. Gomez, PFC Robert W. Muncy, and SP4 Robert Pfeister. Seven UH-1H helicopters were destroyed, eight others damaged, and eight trucks damaged. At least five NVA were killed during the attack, some reportedly by explosions from their own satchel charges. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, redwarriors.us, and Pacific Stars & Stripes, January 11, 1968]
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POSTED ON 1.11.2018
POSTED BY: James Riley

Dick Devine Remembrance, 50 Years Later

I still vividly remember you Dicky, even though you died 50 years ago yesterday. You were often in my family’s home hanging out with my older brother, Bob. Just a few weeks ago I visited the the National Viêt Nam Memorial WALL in Washington, DC with another of your neighborhood friends, Gordon Sheppard, to find your name on Panel 34, and recite a brief prayer. The last time you were in my family’s house, in September of 1967, you held my new-born baby-sister (Kate) in your arms and said, “I’ll never have a beautiful baby like this.” My Mother responded, saying “Oh Dick, you’ll have lots of babies someday.” Maybe You knew, but still determined to do your duty. Thank You for Your Service.
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POSTED ON 8.18.2013
POSTED BY: Charlie Wishart

Ultimate Sacrifice

Richard, I never knew you, but I heard your name often before I went over to Central Highlands where you served and died. It was only after I returned that I could understand your sacrifice. Sorry we never met in life to have a beer to share our stories. Maybe in another life. Richard, please.........RIP.
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POSTED ON 8.18.2013
POSTED BY: John A. Falasca Jr.

Not forgotten !!!!

You are not forgotten !!! Seems like yesterday I seen you and Bob Riley at the
Lynn post office signing up.
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