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CDR Richard David Morrow

CDR Richard David Morrow

Birth
Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 2 Nov 1967 (aged 34)
Vietnam
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 11 Grave 566-2
Memorial ID 100049954 · View Source
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In Loving Memory ... CDR. Richard David Morrow.
*** Commander Morrow was a member of Attack Squadron 196, Carrier Air Wing 14 aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CVA-64). On November 2, 1967, he was the pilot of a Grumman Attack Aircraft Intruder (A-6A) over North Vietnam when his aircraft crashed. His remains were recovered on August 23, 1978 and identified on September 11, 1978. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.


You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in your family and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!


RICHARD DAVID MORROW - Navy - CDR - O5
Age: 34
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Dec 18, 1932 - Born in N., New Jersey.
From: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Religion: PROTESTANT
Marital Status: Single - Former Wife, Eleanor Morrow Gilmore of new Jersey. Son, Stephen Eric Morrow of Piscataway, NJ. Daughter, Kimberly Anne Morrow Taff. Son John Kevin Morrow and Daughter, Lisa Catherine Morrow. Parents: Father, Rev. Clair A. Morrow and Mother, A. Eleanor Morrow, both of Pasadena, CA.

***** "United States Census, 1940"
Name: Richard D Morrow
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Councilmanic District 4, San Diego, San Diego Judicial Township, San Diego, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 7
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: New Jersey
Birth Year (Estimated): 1933
Last Place of Residence: Belmar, Monmouth, New Jersey
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Clair A Morrow M 39 Arkansas - Your Dad
Wife A Eiesnor Morrow F 36 California - Your Mom
Son Richard D Morrow M 7 New Jersey - This is YOU..
Son John C Morrow M 3 California - Your Brother




CDR - O5 - Navy - Regular
His tour began on Nov 2, 1967
Casualty was on Oct 3, 1973
In , NORTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing, FIXED WING - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was recovered
Panel 29E - Line 12

Other Personnel in Incident:

REMARKS: 08/23/78 REMAINS RETURNED MONTGOM HANOI

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT

No further information available at this time.

On 2 November 1967, then-LCDR Richard Morrow, pilot, and LT James Wright, bombardier-navigator, launched from USS CONSTELLATION on a mission over North Vietnam. They did not return.

Since there was neither evidence of their death nor notice that they had been captured, both men were placed in MIA status.

Neither officer returned with the POW release in February 1973, nor did any of the returning POWs have any information about them.





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Between 23 and 27 August 1978, the North Vietnamese government returned twelve sets of remains to US control.

On 11 September 1978 the Defense Department announced that the remains of both Commander Morrow and Lieutenant Commander Wright had been identified.
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  • Created by: Eddieb
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100049954
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CDR Richard David Morrow (18 Dec 1932–2 Nov 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100049954, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Eddieb (contributor 46600350) .