CWO Richard "Rich" R. Ahlberg was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/17/2000 at the age of 55.3 from A/C accident
Sparks, NV
Flight Classes 67-503 and 67-25
Date of Birth 12/17/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 7/1 CAV in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam COMANCHE 34
This information was provided by Jay Riesden

More detail on this person: Injuries sustained in an aircraft accident that had just departed on a cloud seeding mission for the Desert Research Institute..S-2D Tracker. There were two other fatalities. The aircraft had just departed on a cloud seeding mission for the Desert Research Institute.

from the Reno Journal Gazette:

Richard R. Ahlberg, 55, died April 17, 200 of injuries sustained in an airplane crash at Reno-Stead Airport. A Reno native, he was born December 17, 1944 and had lived in Reno most of his life. Ahlberg was a Continental and Singapore Airlines pilot. He was a retired Army major, having served as a warrant officer during the

Vietnam War, piloting the Cobra. A 1962 graduate of Sparks High School, Ahlberg graduated from Sacramento City College, Sacramento, Calif., and received a bachelor's degree from Regency College, New York.

His father, George, died in 1993. Surviving are his wife, Vassilka, and mother Ruth Ahlberg, both of Reno; and brothers George W. of Fallon, Nev., and Ted M. of San Antonio, Texas. An inurement service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, June 30 at Sierra Memorial Gardens. (U.S. 395 north at Lemmon Valley Exit).

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