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NameChristy, Richard Neil
RankFirst Lieutenant
KIA Date2/17/1972
SquadronCS 37
Home TownMarietta
Home StateOH
High SchoolMarietta HS, Marietta, OH
High School ActivitiesWrestling, Class President, Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scout, National Honor Soc
Post High SchoolUSAFA Preparatory School 1965-66
Academy ExperiencesCo-captain, Varsity Wrestling Team; Model Engineering, Scuba, Aero, Photo, Aviation, & Saddle Clubs
Academic Degree MajorBS - USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training, Pilot O-2A
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationSundog FAC, 0-2A, 21st TASS, 504 TASG, Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN
Killed In Action MissionWhile piloting an O-2A aircraft on a forward air control mission in Cambodia on 17 February 1972, Lieutenant Christy's aircraft was struck by hostile ground fire and crashed. The enlisted observer bailed out and was rescued.
Next of KinRichard W. Christy, Father, & Doris C. Christy, Mother
Burial SiteUSAF Academy, 03/04/1972
MIA Information
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Decoration Awards
CommentsHonored on the FAC Memorial located in Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO
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