Charles Richard Finley
Private First Class
The database page for Charles Richard Finley
went by Richard.
Richard was planning on being a minister after his service.
Richard was wounded in action but died in a helicopter crash.
He is buried in the Cape County Memorial Park cemetery.
Virtual Wall NoteAt daybreak on 11 April 1968, a UH-34D from HMM-163 launched on a medevac flight to pick up wounded Marines from the vicinity of Khe Sanh. The UH-34D was escorted by two UH-1E gunships from VMO-6. After picking up the four wounded men, the flight proceeded toward the medical facility at Dong Ha. While enroute, one of the escorting UH-1Es - which were flying above and behind the UH-34D - was involved in a mid-air collision with the UH-34. Both aircraft went down. Thirteen men died in the accident:
A memorial initiated by his niece,|
17 Jun 2002
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 06/17/2002