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
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. ....
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...... ===================================
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
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.......