FULTON, RICHARD JOSEPH
RIP 16 DEC 2015
Name: Richard Joseph Fulton
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O2
Unit:
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Chandler, AZ
Date of Loss: 13 June 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 215600 North  1051600 East
Status (in 1973):
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4E #0365
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Gregg Hanson, returnee
Refno: 1876
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. Updated 2016.
REMARKS: 730328 RELEASED BY DRV
 
SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).
RICHARD J. FULTON
Captain - United States Air Force
Shot Down: June 13, 1972
Released: March 28, 1973
I can remember wanting to fly from the time I was six years old. It was for
this reason that I joined the Air Force after graduation from Arizona State
University.
From Arizona, I traveled to San Antonio, Texas for Officers Training School.
I received my commission at Medina AFB on the 22nd of December 1969. In
January of 1970, I entered pilot training at Randolph AFB and,
unfortunately, washed out six months later. My next stop was Mather  AFB for
navigator training. I graduated from Nav training on the 6th of April 1971
and my next assignment found me in the back seat of an F4. I attended F4
training at George AFB and left there in November of 1971. In January of
1972 I left for Southeast Asia.
While in SEA I flew various combat missions from Udorn RTAFB. On the 13th of
June 1972 we were out hunting for Migs and one found us. I was shot down and
captured. I returned to the World on the 28th of March 1973. Immediately
upon my return I applied and was accepted for Undergraduate Pilot Training.
l am now at Williams AFB attempting to earn my second set of wings.
These United States of ours have gone through a trying period in its
history, a period marked by national division, strife and confusion. This
country, our form of government, has weathered the storm. We are still
moving forward and this stormy period has made us stronger as a nation. We
must continue to work together, in all our national, racial, and religious
hues, to make this country what it must bean example to the rest of the
world of what free men working together can do. This is my   hope, and this
may be the hope of the World.
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Richard J. Fulton. resides in Arizona where he is a teacher.
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16 Dec 15:
Capt. Richard J. (Dick) Fulton USAF (Ret.) 
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