RICHARD H BUZZELL
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HONORED ON PANEL 6W, LINE 131 OF THE WALL

RICHARD HOWARD BUZZELL

WALL NAME

RICHARD H BUZZELL

PANEL / LINE

6W/131

DATE OF BIRTH

09/27/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

AM XUGEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/19/1970

HOME OF RECORD

ARLINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Middlesex County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LTJG

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD HOWARD BUZZELL
POSTED ON 10.7.2016
POSTED BY: Robert W Bogardus

As young Kids Arlington, MA.

Richard (Dicky) Buzzell and I were friends in the very early years of our lives in Arlington.
My father William O Boagard was Dicky and my Cub Master Leader, as well as Little League Coach. We attended the Bracket School in Arlington. untill, our family moved away. We were about 11 years old when I moved.
Several years back, a Niece living in Arlington, mentioned to me that my nephew was playing sports on "Richard Buzzell Field". WOW, I did the research and learned of his Vietnam experience.
I too am a Vietnam Veternan.
Here is the real Ironey. Many, many years later having raised our family in Wrentham, MA.I too had a ballfirld named after me. Likely, because of my committment and envolvement in Wrentahm for many year's. JC's, Little League, Hockey, Recreation, Elected Official/Politics,etc.
I not only am very honored, but wished that I had had the chance to re-connect with Richard.
SoSad that his life was taken so young,
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POSTED ON 2.8.2015

Final Mission of LTJG Richard H. Buzzell

On December 19, 1970, a U.S. Navy helicopter UH-1B (tail number 63-12929) from Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three, Detachment Three was operating in An Xugen Province (IV Corps) when the aircraft crashed southeast of Kien Long, hitting ground inverted after a main blade failure from overhaul errors made at Bell Helicopter. The crew of four suffered fatal injuries in the crash. They included pilots LTJG Richard H. Buzzell and LTJG Antonio O. Ortiz and crewmen AEC Johnny Ratliff and ADJ Robert E. Worth. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 11.12.2014
POSTED BY: ro

You are Remembered

So long ago since we had that last drink the night before your last flight. Even after all these years, you are not forgotten, my friend.
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POSTED ON 1.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear LTJG Richard Howard Buzzell, sir


As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

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

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 2.9.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Richard is buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington, Middlesex County,MA.
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