|Birth: ||Jun. 3, 1943|
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 1968|
Ha Giang, Vietnam
6 September 1968
Captain David Risher, AF Academy Class of '64, is killed when his C-130 crashes on landing at Bao Loc, South Vietnam. His name appears on the War Memorial on the Academy Terrazzo.
Captain David H. Risher, United States Air Force Academy Class of 1964, died on 6 September 1968 in a C-130 brought down by hostile gunfire in Lam Dong Province, South Vietnam. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, VA.
Dave reported to the Academy from Washington, DC as the youngest man in the Class of 1964. While at the Academy, he was a member of the 10th Cadet Squadron.
Upon graduation, Dave was assigned to Undergraduate Pilot Training at Moody AFB, GA. In 1965, he was a C-130 pilot in the 61st Troop Carrier Squadron, Sewart AFB, TN.
He was assigned to the 345 Tactical Airlift Squadron in South Vietnam at the time of the crash.
-- compiled by Doug Jenkins, AF Academy Class of '64
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 30 Site 1101 RH
Maintained by: ColoradoBorn
Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Mar 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18303866
Added: Apr. 19, 2013
"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. They suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died." Rest in peace, Captain Risher.|
Added: Sep. 9, 2007