Name: Richard David Chorlins
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O2
Unit: 602nd Special Operations Squadron
Date of Birth: 07/16/1945
Home City of Record: UNIVERSITY CITY MO
Date of Loss: 11 January 1970
Country of Loss: LAOS
Loss Coordinates: 174000 North  1054358 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1H
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 1549
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. Updated 2015.
From: "Robert Jacobs" <>
Subject: Richard David Chorlins, MIA, Laos
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 08:57:14 -0800
I have been busy again.  Looking into Chorlins loss.  There is not much info
on him.  
I have found that he was a 1967 graduate of the Air Force Academy.  He was
with the 602nd Special Operations Squadron, Nakhom Phenom, RTAFB, Thailand.
His loss coordinates in MGRS are:
Bob Jacobs
No further information available at this time.

Missing flier to finally be at rest


A pilot whose loss over the skies of Laos more than 45 years ago faded in the fog of the Indochina War will finally be laid to rest next month, and
a friend from Bossier City will be there to pay last respects.

Retired Brig. Gen. Peyton Cole, a former 2nd Bomb Wing commander and Vietnam War pilot, plans to attend funeral services at the Air Force
Academy in Colorado April 14 for Capt. Richard D. Chorlins......


Shot down in Vietnam, airman returns 'home' to Air Force Academy

By Stephen Hobbs 
The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Published: April 15, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS (Tribune News Service) Six academy pallbearers carried a wooden casket shrouded with an
American flag as they marched under a cloudless sky Tuesday morning.

They took seven steps, paused and took seven more steps.

The ritual was repeated until the processional had halted seven times on its way to the resting place for Capt. Richard David
Chorlins in a Jewish burial custom to express grief and prolong saying goodbye....