YEEND, RICHARD CAROLINUS JR.
Remains Identified 09/2003. See below.
Name: Richard Carolinus Yeend
Branch/Rank:  United States Air Force/O3
Unit: AF37 ARRS
Date of Birth: 11 October 1938
Home City of Record: MOBILE AL
Date of Loss: 09 June 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 162144 North  1070534 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: HU3E
Missions:
Refno: 1206
Other Personnel in Incident: Elmer Holden, James Locker, Jack
Rittichtier,  all KIA/BNR
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 2003.
REMARKS: RADIO CONTACT LOST OVER WATER SAR NEG
PILOT RESCUE ATTEMPTED HIT BY GROUND FIRE/EXPLODE/BURN
LAO BORDER, THUA THIEN 22 MILES NW A SHAU
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nov14.98
Air Force Looks for Missing Copter
The Associated Press 
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AP) -- The Air Force is hoping flight simulations can
help solve the disappearance 30 years ago of a rescue helicopter in Vietnam. 
The project may lead to similar efforts to find other aircraft that vanished
during the Vietnam War, former flight engineer Bob Baldwin said Wednesday as
the nation marked Veterans Day. ....
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Coast Guard pilot's body recovered from Laos
Molly Kavanaugh; Plain Dealer Reporter
In the months following the June 9, 1968, helicopter crash in the jungles of
Laos, Carol Rittichier held onto hope her husband was still alive.
The two met at Kent State University and within two months became engaged.
After 11 years of marriage, they told people they were still on their
honeymoon......

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Captain coming home
Thirty-five years later, the remains of an Air Force pilot shot down over
Laos are identified and will be returned to relatives in the Mobile area
09/09/03
By RON COLQUITT
Staff Reporter
The remains of Air Force Capt. Richard C. Yeend Jr., who was listed as
missing in action after his helicopter was shot down over Laos 35 years ago,
have been identified and will be returned to relatives in the Mobile area,
federal authorities said Monday.......