Summary

Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Air Force 1
Rank:
First Lieutenant 1
Birth:
04 Oct 1942 1
Death:
28 Jul 1967 1
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Full Name:
Karl Wendell Richter 1
Birth:
04 Oct 1942 1
Male 1
Death:
28 Jul 1967 1
Cause: Air Loss, Crash - Land 1
Age at Death: 24 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 28 Jul 1967 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Residence:
Hometown: Holly, MI 1
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Air Force 1
Rank:
First Lieutenant 1
Air Wing:
388TH TFW 1
Enlistment Type:
Regular 1
Grade:
O2 1
Major Command:
7th AF 1
Posthumous Decoration:
Air Force Cross 1
Squadron:
421ST TFS 1
Years Served:
3 1
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Religion:
Not Reported 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 13 1
Panel: 24E 1

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In 1969, Richter was posthumously awarded the Air Force Academy's Jabara Award for airmanship, and in 2005, he was named exemplar of the Academy's Class of 2008.

The public schools administration building in his hometown of Holly, Michigan was named in his honor.

The Holly High School Class of 1960 (Richter's class) annually bestows the Karl Richter Award to a Holly HS senior who excells in athletics.  The 2007 award winner was Thomas C. Baker, who is currenlly a cadet (class of 2011) at the USAF Academy.

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