COL Richard F. Burdett was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/27/2005 at the age of 73.1
Hutchinson, KS
Date of Birth 09/05/1932
Served in the U.S. Air Force
Served in Vietnam with 20 HS 14 ACW in 65-66
Call sign in Vietnam PONY EXPRESS
This information was provided by Barry Geller, Message on machine

More detail on this person: Col. Richard F. Burdett, USAF retired, 73, died Oct. 27, 2005, at Hutchinson Hospital.

He was born Sept. 5, 1932, in Ness County, the son of Fred Taylor and Alice Pember Burdett. He graduated from Kansas State University. A resident of Hutchinson for 25 years, he was retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Colonel.

On Feb. 21, 1959, he married Judy A. Kramer, of San Mateo, Calif., in Reno, Nev. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Richard D. and Fred D.; two daughters, Desiree A. Shelite and Patricia L. Henderson; two sisters, Myra Stout and Patricia Gabel; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six nephews; and nine nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Alice Burdett; a brother, James I. Burdett; a granddaughter, Kelly L. Henderson; a niece, Kimberly Huxman; and a nephew, Kerby J. Thomas. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Hutchinson. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Penwell-Gabel's Memorial Park Cemetery.

Burial information: Penwell-Gabel's Memorial Park Cemetery

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