RICHARD D BAHR
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HONORED ON PANEL 43E, LINE 41 OF THE WALL

RICHARD DUNCAN BAHR

WALL NAME

RICHARD D BAHR

PANEL / LINE

43E/41

DATE OF BIRTH

09/28/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN TUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/07/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEWPORT NEWS

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Newport News

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

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LEFT FOR RICHARD DUNCAN BAHR
POSTED ON 10.20.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 9.28.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Richard Duncan Bahr, Served with Company C, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 3.16.2019

Final Mission of 1LT Richard D. Bahr

On March 7, 1968, a M113A armored personnel vehicle (APC) commanded by 1LT Richard D. Bahr from C Company, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, was enroute to Cai Lay in Kien Tuong Province, RVN, when it was destroyed by a mine. The explosion created a crater ten feet deep and at least as wide in the road where Bahr’s vehicle had been traveling. The thirteen-ton APC was shredded by the blast. When a reaction force of tracked vehicles from Binh Phuoc arrived at the scene, they were shocked to find the track had been reduced to twisted pieces sticking out of the smoking crater. The mine, estimated at 500lbs. of high explosive, was so powerful that the vehicle’s big diesel engine and forward compartment were blown forty feet in opposite directions. Troops from the reaction force fanned out to search for Bahr and his five-man crew. The driver was found about twenty feet from the crater where he had been blown clear of the wreck, his body still in one piece. The other soldiers, however, were not immediately found, and it quickly became clear that they had been blown into pieces. What discernable remains could be located were gathered up and carried to a firebase in Binh Phuoc and turned over to Graves Registration. The lost crew included Bahr plus SGT Edward R. Cordeau, SP4 Kraig S. Hogan, PFC Theodore T. Leo, PFC Ben McCoullough Jr., and PFC Lewis B. Wilson. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book “American Soldier” by Tommy Franks]
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POSTED ON 10.20.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LIEUTENANT BAHR,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRY UNIT COMMANDER. HALLOWEEN IS APPROACHING, AND ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS' DAYS - THE DAYS WE HONOR THOSE WHO LEFT US. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2016
POSTED BY: Brian Finger

Uncle Rick

It's Memorial Day and I just wanted to say thank you for your service Uncle Rick.
I love you.
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