Richard Wayne Watson was born on September 10, 1944 and joined the Armed Forces while in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
He served as an Aviator in the Army. In three years of service, he attained the rank of Captain.
On June 3, 1969, at the age of 24, Richard Wayne Watson perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Quang Ngai.
Richard died when his helicopter crashed into the land. His body was recovered. Richard was born on September 10th, 1944 in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Captain Richard Wayne Watson, Troop F 8th Cavalry, 23rd Infantry, OH-6A Helicopter Pilot, 67-16049.
Shot down near Quang Ngai City, Province of Quang Ngia. Reported shot by Viet Cong on the ground after the crash.
Captain Watson is buried with his father, Paul C. Watson, Brigadier General, United States Air Force, and his mother, Jane Watson, in Section 46, Grave 1360.
WATSON, RICHARD WAYNE
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 09/10/1944
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/03/1969
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/10/1969
- BURIED AT: SECTION 46 SITE 1360-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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