Sather, Richard Christian, LTJG Fallen
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary Designator/NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Navy Officer Classification/Designator
Last Duty Station
1964-1964, USS Constellation (CVA-64)
Service Years
- 1964
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Aug 05, 1964
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 060

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
VA-145 SwordsmenUSS Constellation (CVA-64)
  1964-1964, VA-145 Swordsmen
  1964-1964, USS Constellation (CVA-64)
 Combat and Operations History
  1964-1964 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 06, 2012, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
LTjg Richard Christian Sather was flying the first airstrike on Hanoi when he and LTjg Everett Alvarez were both shot down. Alvarez survived and held a dubious distinction as the first naval aviator POW and longest held (8.5 years) of the war. Dick Sather did not survive, and his remains were not returned to U.S. control until 1985, when he was identified at the Central Identification Lab Hawaii (CILHI).

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