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.
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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.
Richard J. Fulton. resides in Arizona where he is a teacher.
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Capt. Richard J. (Dick) Fulton USAF (Ret.)