DAVID J RICKEL
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HONORED ON PANEL 61E, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

DAVID J RICKEL

WALL NAME

DAVID J RICKEL

PANEL / LINE

61E/18

DATE OF BIRTH

10/05/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/16/1968

HOME OF RECORD

FT LAUDERDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Broward County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID J RICKEL
POSTED ON 3.19.2019
POSTED BY: kr

Maj David J. Rickel - - Update from DPAA (MIA Status)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link, the MIA status of Major David J. Rickel, USAFA class of 1964, is ACTIVE PURSUIT:

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000KZ4qEAG

As of the latest DPAA update (22 February 2019), Major Rickel is one of 1,589 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. Of the USAFA's 151 Vietnam War Fallen Heroes, he is one of 42 USAFA graduates still MIA.

https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/Documents/VietnamAccounting/2019_stats/Statistics%20as%20of%20February%2022,%202019.pdf

On the date of his loss, 16 May 1968, Captain Rickel was the aircraft commander of an F-4 Phantom jet aircraft. While in MIA status, the U.S. Air Force promoted him with his classmates to Major.
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POSTED ON 3.19.2019
POSTED BY: kr

MIA Maj David J. Rickel - - ABMC (Honolulu Memorial)

MIA Major David J. Rickel, USAFA class of 1964, has his name chiseled into one of the "Courts of the Missing" at the Honolulu Memorial in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (the "Punchbowl") on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. See the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) website at this link:

https://www.abmc.gov/node/512054#.WOlXzIWcHIU

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POSTED ON 3.19.2019
POSTED BY: kr

MIA Maj David J. Rickel - - USAFA Graduate Memorial Wall

Information about MIA Major David J. Rickel, USAFA class of 1964, from the U.S. Air Force Academy Alumni Website is available at this link:

http://memwall.usafalibrary.com/person.asp?id=62
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POSTED ON 3.19.2019
POSTED BY: kr

Maj David J. Rickel - - Info from the POW Network (MIA)

Information about MIA Major David J. Rickel, USAFA class of 1964, from the POW Network website is at this link:

https://www.pownetwork.org/bios/r/r017.htm
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POSTED ON 1.22.2017
POSTED BY: Michael Parham

Honoring a Soldier

In the early 70's I got a POW/MIA bracelet with David Rickel's name. I did wear it until it broke, then I put it in a box.
I was looking through some memorabilia today, and came upon it. I am glad I was able to find out about him on the internet. I know his family must miss him.
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