CHORLINS, RICHARD DAVID
- Capt. David Chorlins, U.S.
Air Force, 602nd Special Operations Squadron, 34th Tactical Group, was lost
Jan. 11, 1970, in Laos. He was accounted for Jan. 17, 2015.
He will be
buried with full military honors.
Rick will be laid to rest on Apr. 14,
2015 at USAFA, Colorado Springs
Name: Richard David Chorlins
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O2
Unit: 602nd Special Operations Squadron
Date of Birth: 07/16/1945
Home City of Record: UNIVERSITY CITY MO
Date of Loss: 11 January 1970
Country of Loss: LAOS
Loss Coordinates: 174000 North 1054358 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Other Personnel in Incident:
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. Updated 2015.
CACCF CRASH/PILOT/POSTHUMOUS PROMOTION
From: "Robert Jacobs" <email@example.com>
Subject: Richard David Chorlins, MIA, Laos
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 08:57:14 -0800
I have been busy again. Looking into Chorlins loss. There is not much info
I have found that he was a 1967 graduate of the Air Force Academy. He was
with the 602nd Special Operations Squadron, Nakhom Phenom, RTAFB, Thailand.
His loss coordinates in MGRS are:
No further information available at this time.
Missing flier to finally be at rest
A pilot whose loss over the skies of Laos more than 45 years ago
faded in the fog of the Indochina War will finally be laid to rest next
a friend from Bossier City will be there to pay last respects.
Retired Brig. Gen. Peyton Cole, a former 2nd Bomb Wing commander and
Vietnam War pilot, plans to attend funeral services at the Air Force
Academy in Colorado April 14 for Capt. Richard D. Chorlins......
Shot down in Vietnam, airman returns 'home' to Air Force Academy
The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Published: April 15, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS (Tribune News Service) — Six academy pallbearers carried a
wooden casket shrouded with an
American flag as they marched under a cloudless
sky Tuesday morning.
They took seven steps, paused and took seven more steps.
The ritual was repeated until the processional had halted seven times on its way
to the resting place for Capt. Richard David
Chorlins in a Jewish burial custom
to express grief and prolong saying goodbye....