Charles Henry Richardson
Died in the service of our country
BHS class of 1962
|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.
United States Air Force First Lieutenant served with the Ninth Special Operations Squadron out of Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base near Saigon, South Vietnam. He piloted a Cessna O-2B Super Skymaster that crashed in South Vietnam.
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
|Additional information:||Honored on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. Panel 41W Row 31|