Ralph Harold Angstadt Missing in Action Vietnam October 18, 1966

Ralph Harold Angstadt 

Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron 

Date of Birth: 3-Sep-32
Date of Death: 18-Oct-66
City: Fleetwood
State: PA

Notes: Lieutenant Colonel Angstadt was a member of the 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron. On October 18, 1966, he was the pilot of a Grumman Albatross Utility Helicopter (HU-16B) on a rescue mission of a downed pilot in the Gulf of Tonkin about 80 miles off the China coast. Contact with the aircraft was lost. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information see: http://www.virtualwall.org/da/AngstadtRH01a.htm

Did you know Ralph Harold Angstadt? Did you serve with him? Did you wear his bracelet? Do you have a story of him or photo to share?  If you can answer yes to any of those questions, please leave a comment, so all can know that he has not been forgotten.

1 comment:

Lindsay Collins said...

Ralph is my great uncle. The 23rd annual motorcycle run called Ride For Freedom was just yesterday (9/28/16) and was dedicated to him, commemorating his 50th year of being missing. Over 1,000 bikers started at the Reading Motorcycle Club in Oley, PA and rode to Womelsdorf and then to Reading City Park where a wonderful presentation was then held. His sister, Janet Angstadt Clauser, my grandmother, was one of many other family members in attendance...she is usually at every event she can possibly attend for POW/MIAs. We want to make sure that they are never forgotten.
He is greatly missed and loved.