The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Richard C. Yeend
Service Number: 3119544
Date Missing: 06/09/1968
Unit: 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place: No
Recoverability Status: Remains Recovered
Next Steps: Captain Yeend was a member of the 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron. On June 9, 1968, he was the pilot of a Sokorsky Sea King Search and Rescue Helicopter (HH-3E) on a rescue mission near Thua Thien 22 miles northwest of A Shau Valley in Laos, when the helicopter was shot down. His remains were recovered on February 14, 2003 and identified on September 12, 2003. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. **
Date Recovered: 2/14/2003
Date Identified: 9/12/2003
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