RICHARD M COLE JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 44 OF THE WALL

RICHARD MILTON COLE JR

WALL NAME

RICHARD M COLE JR

PANEL / LINE

1W/44

DATE OF BIRTH

07/20/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/18/1972

HOME OF RECORD

UNIONDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Nassau County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD MILTON COLE JR
POSTED ON 7.27.2005
POSTED BY: Vanessa Carter

To my boys of the 16th SOS, 8th TFW, 7th AF

I never met any one of you but I love you all! if anyone wants to hear a WONDERFUL story about 2 of the guys on this plane please email me at [email protected] anytime. I wear Donald H. Klinke's bracelet and my mother wears Mark G. Danielson's... Keep all 12 of these boys in your heart and minds. I love you all guys, and thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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POSTED ON 6.6.2003
POSTED BY: Steven A Carrozzo

I Honor A Hero From Uniondale

I wish to honor the the sacrifice that Richard Cole has made for United States Of America. He is a true hero and will not be forgotten. I am a brother Vietnam Veteran who served and will not forget. I belong to Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapter 82 LINY and member of the Honor Guard and Board Of Directors. Twice a year I go to The Wall and honor Richard and all the hero's that came from Uniondale. As a person who grew up in Uniondale I want to say that Richard Cole is "More Than A Name On The Wall".
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POSTED ON 6.17.2002
POSTED BY: Mary Ann

YOU ARE ALWAYS REMEMBERED

ON THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR MIA, I STILL THINK OF YOU
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POSTED ON 10.30.2001
POSTED BY: Jennifer Martinez

He Is Not Forgotten

Beverly Haire, former fiancee of Richard, has a website for him at http://www.angelfire.com/fl5/voicesmemory
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POSTED ON 4.10.1999
POSTED BY: Michael Robert Patterson

In Honored Remembrance

"On October 27, 1994, the Air Force announced that they had identified the remains of thirteen servicemen killed during the Vietnam War, including twelve who were on an AC-130A shot down over the A-Shau Valley on June 18,
1972. According to a news report from Travis Air Force Base, California, three of the twelve members of the crew (Major Gerald F. Ayers, Captain Mark Danielson and Senior Master Sergeant Jacob Mercer) had been individually identified and the nine other crew members (Tech Sergeant Richard Cole, Captain Paul Gilbert, Major Robert Harrison, Sergeant Leon Hunt, Sergeant
Donald Klinke, Sergeant Stanley Lehrke, Sergeant Larry Newman, Sergeant Richard Nyhof and Captain Robert Wilson) had been 'identified' as a group.

"On November 17, 1994, a group burial of the co-mingled remains of the AC-130 crew was held at Arlington National Cemetery.
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