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Charles Henry Richardson

Died in the service of our country
BHS class of 1962
Branch of Service: Air Force
Hometown: Bergenfield
Date of birth: April 5, 1944
Rank:  1st Lt
Date of casualty: October 8, 1968
Place of casualty: Khanh Hoa, South Vietnam
Dedication: Formerly Preston Park ,now Charles Richardson Park, Bergenfield
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Virtual Wall
Vietnam Veterans Memorial


About Charles Henry : He was the captain of his High School Basketball team.
He received his Commission following his Graduation from Gettysburg College, in Pennsylvania and completion of the Air Force Training Program.

He was named to the All County Basketball team in 1962. He was the lead scorer on this team and 12th highest in the county.

A biology major in college, his mother said he planned to teach "but when he had a taste of flying", she continued he thought he might like to be a commerical pilot". Lt. Richardson received his pilot training in Laughlin AFB in Texas. He had been assigned at Tan Soh Nhut AFB in VietNam. He was with a psychological air unit. The Light plane he flew was equipped with a loudspeaker which was used to urge Viet Cong and North Vietmanese troops to defect.
Mr. Richardson said he had not been told how Charles died.

He is the 116th casualty in the war from Bergen County.

Lt. Richardson is survived by his parents, two brothers, Bruce and Richard and an Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Miles of Park Ridge, New Jersey.

Buried in George Washington Cemetery in Paramus, NJ
George Washington Cemetery in Paramus
Charles Richardson Vietnam Memorial
Chuck Richardson


The Veterans section was created and maintained by
Eva DeMaggio Gallione, BHS '64 and Joseph DiMaggio, BHS'67