LAWS, RICHARD LEE
REMAINS ID'd 2013

Name: Richard Lee Laws
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O3
Unit:
Date of Birth: 25 March 1940
Home City of Record: SACRAMENTO CA
Date of Loss: 03 April 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 195357 North  1052558 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 3
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F8E #146919
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0294

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.

REMARKS:

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT/4 YRS USN

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47 years later, W. Sac Navy pilot killed in Vietnam will get his funeral

 

By Bill Lindelof
blindelof@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 1B
Last Modified: Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 - 8:33 am

There was little doubt that West Sacramento's Richard L. Laws died April 3, 1966, when the naval fighter pilot's aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed in North Vietnam.

"After making a strafing run on the target, Lt. Laws radioed that his aircraft had been hit," reads a military report on his death. "Twenty seconds later, his flight lead observed Laws' aircraft impact a hillside and explode."

The report goes on to state that a parachute was observed but it was not used. No further radio contact was received from the 26-year-old Laws after impact......