Richard Lee Ayers

Richard Lee Ayers
U.S. Air Force
Colonel [O-6]
Richard Lee Ayers was raised in Waterloo before joining the United States Air Force. His two-man F-4 Phantom was shot down on April 16, 1970 along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Vietnam. Ayers served as a weapons systems officer from the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron based at Tan Son Nhut Airbase in Saigon, South Vietnam. Richard Lee Ayers’ remains were not recovered from the crash site.
Vietnam War
Black Hawk
Conflict/Time PeriodVietnam War
Service LocationLaos
Separation StatusKilled In Action (KIA)
Specialty/RateWeapon Systems Officer
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