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thedrifter
01-27-03, 06:14 PM
On 09 June 1968, Lt. Jack Rittichier, USCG; Sgt. James Locker, USAF; SSgt. Elmer Holden, USAF; and Capt. Richard Yeend, USAF, were KIA when their HH3E, Jolly Green 23, was shot down during an attempted rescue mission. On 09 November 02, the Jolly Green 23 crash site was finally located; on 23 Januaury 03, the information was released.

Below is the URL to a website regarding the search for the Jolly Green 23 and its crew, and below that is the URL to a website about Jack Rittichier, the only Coastie still unaccounted for from Vietnam.

http://www.cc.gatech.edu/fac/Thomas.Pilsch/AirOps/JG23.html

http://www.faraway-soclose.org/jcr/index.html

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