RICHARD A KIBBEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 14E, LINE 129 OF THE WALL

RICHARD ABBOTT KIBBEY

WALL NAME

RICHARD A KIBBEY

PANEL / LINE

14E/129

DATE OF BIRTH

06/02/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/06/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DELMAR

COUNTY OF RECORD

Albany County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

COL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD ABBOTT KIBBEY
POSTED ON 5.27.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

COL Richard Abbott Kibbey is buried in Section 60, Site 11827 of the Arlington National Cemetery. He was interred on March 29, 2019.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Welcome Home

HOOAH

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POSTED ON 12.5.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Col Richard Kibbey , Thank you for your service as a Pilot with the 38th ARRS. Thank you for the lives you saved. I am glad you were found. Welcome Home! Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Thanksgiving just passed, so this is the perfect time to say thanks. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 9.10.2019
POSTED BY: Chris dey

Major. Richard Kibbey

May god bless you and your family you will never be forgotten
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POSTED ON 1.11.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Richard Abbott Kibbey

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Air Force
Rank: Colonel
Battalion: 38th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron
Division: 7th Air Force
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Colonel Richard Abbott Kibbey, United States Air Force, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force as Co-Pilot of an HH-3E Rescue Helicopter of Detachment 5, 38th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron, 3d Air Rescue and Recovery Group, SEVENTH Air Force, near Mugia Pass, North Vietnam on 6 February 1967. On that date, Captain Kibbey flew two sorties to rescue an American pilot downed in heavily defended hostile territory. On the second sortie, despite intense anti-aircraft fire and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, Captain Kibbey persevered in the rescue attempt until he was forced to leave the area. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Captain Kibbey has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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POSTED ON 8.23.2018
POSTED BY: kr

Col Richard A. Kibbey - Accounted for per ABMC (Honolulu Memorial)

Former MIA Colonel Richard Abbott Kibbey has his name chiseled into one of the "Courts of the Missing" at the Honolulu Memorial in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. See the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) website at the below link. The entry indicates Col Kibbey's remains have been accounted for.

https://www.abmc.gov/node/512346#.W3757fZFzIU
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