Whitfield, Richard K., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
21E-Sergeant Guidance Repairman
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 21E, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1959 - 1967

Staff Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oklahoma City
Last Address
Oklahoma City

Casualty Date
May 04, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Memorial Park Cemetery - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
19E 041

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav Association
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1967, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1967, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]


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  Tributes from Others: Sep 15, 2015  
   

In  Memory
Richard's Find A Grave Memorial Page
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Whitfield&GScid=98939&GRid=13087573&
Gone Too Soon.
Mar 15, 2009
 
Jackie  Taylor

May your spirit always live on in the hearts of those you loved and those who grew to love you for your bravery, courage and dedication.
Mar 15, 2009
 
Garnet  Jenkins
Grand Junction Co.
~ Your Service And Sacrifice Are Forever Remembered ~
In Remembrance of SSgt Richard K. Whitfield, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of Sgt. David Dickinson. who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967...
"THE SOLDIER, ABOVE ALL OTHERS IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE HIGHEST ACT OF RELIGIOUS TEACHING ~ SACRIFICE." General Douglas MacArthur
Feb 6, 2008
 
manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!
May 4, 2007
 
J A
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD
THANK-YOU FOR THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE THAT YOU MADE FOR OUR COUNTRY. PLEASE REST IN PEACE.
Sunday, February 06, 2005
 
Never Forgotten
FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
Posted by: Bill Nelson
Email: grite@yahoo.com
Relationship: NamVet 2/502 Inf 101 Abn 69-70
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
 
Happy Birthday
Where ever you are, you are remembered today on your birthday, February 6th
Posted by: Cathy
Email: cathean@comcast.net
Relationship: we share the same birthday
Sunday, February 5, 2006
 
Not forgotten
Richard, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you
Posted by: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Relationship: Fellow vet
Wednesday, May 4, 2005

   
Writer:
IN Olsen, David O, SGT 547
   
Last Updated:
Sep 15, 2015
   
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