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 7.8.2011
POSTED BY: Rosa Conley Bergen

I will always remember you

Dear David,
I have had your bracelet since I was 15 yrs. old and I always hoped you made your way home. Today I decided to search for you so I could return your bracelet because I always felt that you made it back. I am so sorry and I will always remember you in my thoughts and heart. You are my hero and I am sorry I never got to meet you. God be with you. If there are any family members who would like to have David's bracelet, I'd like to hear from you
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POSTED ON 8.11.2010
POSTED BY: Lucie Lilly Pawlak

Always

I wore David Rickel's POWMIA bracelet in high school. Almost twenty-five years later, I still wear it. I never met him, but his bracelet has been a constant reminder of the sacrifice he and so many others have made and how grateful I am. I went to the Vietnam Memorial Wall last week when I was in Washington, found his name and made a rubbing to take home with me. Thank you, Major Rickel and God Bless your family!
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POSTED ON 5.26.2010

If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. David J. RICKEL, USAF...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!!!!

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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POSTED ON 2.22.2003
POSTED BY: Candace Lokey

Not Forgotten

I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

Candace Lokey
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
mlokey@aol.com

If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :

www.pow-miafamilies.org
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POSTED ON 2.4.2003
POSTED BY: David S. Bland

L.T.DAVID J.RICKEL LAREDO AFB, TEXAS 1966

At a auction I bought a box of books that contained a AIR FORCE yearbook . This was an estate sale Mr. Rickel passed in '98 I can't imagine the depth of his sorrow never knowing .
"Oh , I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
I've chased the shouting wind along , and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. Put out my hand and touched the face of GOD." UNKNOWN
"Lord, guard and guide the men who fly through the great spaces in the sky,be with them always in the air,In darkening storms or sunlight fair .O hear us when we lift our prayer for those in peril in the air." MARY C.D. HAMILTON
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