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

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1938
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Pomona
Last Address
Pomona

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

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 Unofficial Badges 

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

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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 15 March 1962 to 7 March 1965 VSM Streamer
 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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