RICHARD E WOODSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 24E, LINE 65 OF THE WALL

RICHARD EUGENE WOODSON

WALL NAME

RICHARD E WOODSON

PANEL / LINE

24E/65

DATE OF BIRTH

10/10/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHONG DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/01/1967

HOME OF RECORD

WINCHESTER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Scott County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD EUGENE WOODSON
POSTED ON 6.23.2016
POSTED BY: Captain Jon F. Myhre, US Army (Ret.)

Life Saving TAC AIR Support

On 26 March 1967, my Army Huey helicopter was shot down in the Mekong Delta, 300-feet in front of treeline containing over 300 enemy soldiers. F-100 pilots CPT Richard E. Woodson and 1LT James V. Fiorelli, 531st TFS, (RAMROD 1) made numerous bombing and strafing runs on the Viet Cong emplacements. Their precision strikes kept the VC at bay, and I was eventually rescued. They saved my life, and I owe them a debt of gratitude. I hope their families are able to read this heartfelt "Thank You" from an old Army guy.
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POSTED ON 7.31.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Richard Eugene Woodson, 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.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.25.2011

If I shouyld die...remembrances for CAPT. Richard Eugene WOODSON, 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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POSTED ON 7.31.2008
POSTED BY: Bobby J. Tanner

Richard E. Woodson

Dick and I were both pilots with the 531st TFS, Bien Hoa AB. We were on alert and were scrambled off on our first mission of the day when Dick was shotdown. This was on August 1, 1967, 41 years ago. I still have a vivid memory of our mission. This was a terrible loss and tragedy for Dick's family and the Air Force lost an outstanding officer and pilot.
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POSTED ON 10.31.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Richard is buried at Camp Butler Nat Cem.
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