From a contemporary press report
Richard C. Amidon, 69, a retired Air Force Captain, died of cirrhosis of the liver June 5, 1992 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington, DC.
Captain Amidon was born in Pleasantville, Iowa. He served for 23 years in the Army Air Corps and the USAF, logging 1,000 flying hours. After retirementfrom the Air Force, he worked as a private consultant until 1984.
During WWII, he served as a bombardier in the China-India-Burma theater, flying 450 combat hours. On one mission over Burma, he was wounded when an explosive bullet entered the nose of his plane. He received the Purple Heart and the DFC, as well as other military medals and commendations.
He was a charter member of the Association of Old Crows, an electronic warfare organization.
Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Amidon Powell of Alexandria; a son, Russell C. Amidon of Seaford, Delaware; and 2 grandchildren. Services will be held tomorrow at 9 am at Arlington National Cemetery.
AMIDON, RICHARD CHAPMAN
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/02/1922
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/05/1992
- BURIED AT: SECTION 67 SITE 792
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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