ROGER P RICHARDSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 16E, LINE 48 OF THE WALL

ROGER PAUL RICHARDSON

WALL NAME

ROGER P RICHARDSON

PANEL / LINE

16E/48

DATE OF BIRTH

12/10/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/09/1967

HOME OF RECORD

GREAT FALLS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cascade County

STATE

MT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

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LEFT FOR ROGER PAUL RICHARDSON
POSTED ON 9.19.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. We should be forever thankful for the sacrifices of you and so many others to ensure the freedoms we so often take for granted.
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POSTED ON 8.27.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cap Roger Richardson, Thank you for your service as a Navigator. The 55th anniversary of the start of your tour is in 2 days. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is soon, and still very sad. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.20.2016

Final Mission of CAPT Roger P. Richardson

On March 9, 1967, a Douglas RC-47 (#43-49201), call sign Tide-86, from the 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron, departed Nha Trang Air Base at 1425 hours local time on an afternoon unarmed ELINT (electronic intelligence) mission. The stimated time of arrival (ETA) back at the base was 2055hrs. When the aircraft failed to return as scheduled, a communications search was initiated but yielded no results. Shortly after midnight, search and rescue operations were notified that Tide 86 was missing. Bad weather hampered visual search efforts, but at approximately 0810hrs on March 11, 1967, an O-1 Bird Dog forward air controller spotted the aircraft wreckage. The aircraft had crashed about 10 miles south of Duc Pho. By mid-afternoon, the area had been secured and a joint 361st/6994th team was lifted to the site by helicopter. The wreckage was on a hillside, approximately 200 feet below the ridge. The aircraft appeared to have been in a climbing left turn. The left wing was torn off and the forward half of the aircraft was torn apart, scattered and burned. The rear portion of the fuselage lay 140 feet down the valley in an inverted position, badly torn apart but not burned. The enemy had "thoroughly combed the area stripping valuables, survival gear, boots, and socks, side arms, and canteens." The airborne radio direction finding (ARDF) equipment did not appear to have been tampered with. Seven crew members were killed in the crash. They included four members of the 361st Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron: MAJ Ivel D. Freeman, MAJ Leroy P. Bohrer, CAPT Roger P. Richardson, and SSGT Prentice F. Brenton; and three members of the 6994th Security Squadron: TSGT Raymond F. Leftwich, A1C Charles D. Land, and A1C Daniel C. Reese. The bodies of all seven crew members were recovered and an army demolition team destroyed the remains of Tide 86. [Taken from 6994th.com, ec47.com, and vvmf.org]
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POSTED ON 3.10.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Roger Paul Richardson, 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.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.13.2011

If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Roger Paul RICHARDSON, USAF...who died for our country!!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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