The database page for Richard Philip Yanchuk, Jr
04 Aug 2008
I did not know Richard, though we went to the same high school, but we were brothers in arms in Vietnam. Richard gave the last full measure and deserves to be honored. He will never be forgotten.
Richard was a helicopter pilot and I have read the accident report. His helicopter crashed when it lost its tail rotor and I will leave it at that.
Hopefully members of his unit who knew Richard can add more to his story.
Rest in peace, Richard.
A Note from The Virtual WallWarrant Officer Yanchuk was killed when his Huey, UH-1H tail number 66-16172, suffered a mechanical failure and crashed northeast of Phu Bai. The other three aircrewmen survived the crash.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 04 Aug 2008
Last updated 11/13/2010