WO1 Richard N. Cullen died after flight school but did not serve as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam on 04/15/2006 at the age of 79.3
New Brockton, AL
Flight Class 58-4
Date of Birth 01/09/1927
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Bobby Holtzclaw

More detail on this person: Richard Cullen AL United States Richard N. "Dick" Cullen of Hwy. 51, New Brockton, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2006 at Flowers Hospital. He was 79 Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Old Tabernacle United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lee Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Old Tabernacle Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. The body will be placed into the church one hour before service time. Dick was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Seymour, Iowa, to the late Leonard and Frances Hughes Cullen. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as well as the Korean War in the Combat Infantry. He was eventually stationed at Fort Rucker where he became an Army aviator in 1957. He retired from the Army in 1965, however, he continued flying as a civilian instructor pilot through 1992. He last served as a flight commander of the Rotary Wing Qualification Course at Cairns Army Airfield. After retiring from flying, he concentrated his efforts on the cattle business and opened the Flying "C" Brangus Farm in New Brockton. Over the next 35 years, he was a major influence in the promotion of the Brangus program in South East Alabama. Dick was the president of the Alabama Brangus Breeders Association as well as serving on the board of directors of the Coffee County Cattleman's and the International Brangus Breeders Associations. In February of 2006, Dick received the J.R. Speed award, which added his name to the Coffee County Cattleman's roll of honor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Cullen. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dolores Cullen, New Brockton, two sons, Donald Cullen and his wife, Susan, Collierville, Tenn., Terry Cullen and his wife April, Alpharetta, Ga.; one daughter, Gail Sauer, Ottumwa, Iowa; one sister, Harriet Dorman, Ashland, Mo. He also leaves behind six grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Burial information: Old Tabernacle Cemetery, New Brockton, AL

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