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Name: CPT Richard C. Yeend, Jr.
Status: Remains were returned on 02/03 from an incident on 06/09/1968 while performing the duty of Co-pilot.
Age at death: 29.7
Date of Birth: 10/11/1938
Home City: Mobile, AL
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Air Force.
Unit: 37 ARRS
Service: U.S. Air Force.
The Wall location: 58W-017
Short Summary: While attempting to rescue a downed pilot, hit by ground fire, exploded and burned. No survivors. See Rittichier & refno 1206.
Aircraft: HH-3E tail number 67-14710
Call sign: Jolly Green 23
Service number: 3119544
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD172034
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
This record was last updated on 06/16/2009

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