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CDR Randolph Wright Ford

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CDR Randolph Wright Ford

Birth
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Death 11 Jun 1968 (aged 32)
Vietnam
Memorial Site* Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 141357097 View Source
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Randolph Wright Ford
Commander, U.S. Navy
Attack Squadron 86
Entered the Service From: Gainsville, Florida
Date of Birth: July 19, 1935
Date of Death: June 11, 1968
Wars or Conflicts: Vietnam War
Memorialized: Courts of the Missing: Court B
Honolulu Memorial

Commander Ford was a member of Attack Squadron 86, Carrier Air Wing 6 aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS AMERICA (CVA-66). On June 11, 1968, he was flying in a Vought Attack Aircraft Corsair II (A-7A) over North Vietnam when his aircraft crashed. He was injured and taken prisoner. He died while incarcerated. His remains were recovered on August 14, 1985 and identified on November 4, 1985. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. **

Commander Randolph Wright Ford's remains were recovered on August 14, 1985 and identified on November 04, 1985.

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