Jack Lee Rightmyer, 2nd Bde LRRP, K/75 Ranger, KIA Feb 16, 1969

Jack Lee Rightmyer

Date of Birth August 19, 1948

Allentown, PA.

 Dunn, Hancock, McKinney & Rightmyer all perished on the same day in an unfortunate tragic helicopter crash.

Rightmyer pic 1

PERSONAL DATA:
  Home of Record: Allentown, PA
  Date of birth: 08/19/1948
MILITARY DATA:
  Service Branch: Army of the United States
  Grade at loss: E4
  Rank: Specialist Four
Promotion Note: None
  ID No: 52987683
  MOS or Specialty: 11B2P: Infantryman (Airborne Qual)
  Length Service: 01
  Unit: C CO, 1ST BN, 22ND INFANTRY, 4TH INF DIV, USARV
CASUALTY DATA:
  Start Tour: 07/13/1968
  Incident Date: 02/16/1969
  Casualty Date: 02/16/1969
  Age at Loss: 20
  Location: Kontum Province, South Vietnam
  Remains: Body recovered
  Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Helicopter – Noncrew
  Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

 

We Remember Posted on 8/30/11 – by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com Jack is buried at Laurel Cemetery, Fullerton, Lehigh County,PA

steven baker
army buddy
275 bret harte ave.
reno, nv 89509 us
jack, i miss you and have thought about you often over the years. i’m sorry about you were taken so early but want you to know you to know you’re not forgotton. you, max pugmire, david corcoran, and danny hanson were always good friends to me and i consider you all heros. rest in peace. your buddy, steve
Thursday, August 16, 2001

Angela Kraft
Jack Lee Rightmyer was a member of C Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. For more information about the battles that took place during his time of service, to view his name among the other KIA’s, or to make a memorial page for him, please visit www.c22inf.bravepages.com You may also visit www.22ndinfantry.org and www.4thinfantry.org for more information and message boards.
Monday, January 13, 2003

remember a hero Posted on 2/16/08 – by Robbie Owens kicker50@wowway.com You sacrificed the same day as my fiance Robert David Rogers. A poem for you:How often you will have me near you when wood smoke drifts across the wind, or the sky darkens in a summer storm – think of me in the days to come, as I am thinking of you this minute, not gone or alone or dead, but part of the earth beneath you, part of the air around you, part of the heart that must not be lonely

Team Member Posted on 2/6/07 – by Donald Melanson dmelanson3454@cox.net Jack,You were a member of my first team in Kontum. We were so young, but became old in a short time.The rubbing of your name from the wall hangs on my office wall and I see it every day. Rest in peace my friend.

Forever in our hearts Posted on 11/13/03 – by Christy Stoller stoller04@yahoo.com My dear fellow American, I owe you my sincere thanks and admiration. I feel so blessed when I think of you, because I am reminded that I live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. You are “the brave”. I respect the courage that you must of had to put your life on the line and then to lose it for our country. You are a true American Hero. God Bless you memory, and your family. May you rest in peace. (Posted as a project of Gridley High School, IL.)

Richard   Yutz
rmyutz@gmail.com
Cousin
549 Ashlyn Court Social Circle GA 30025 USA
Always will remember you
zjack: You sacrifice kept us free. Visiting the wall made me thankful for your service to the United States. I had the opportunity to bring my son to the wall with me to locate your name. You will always be in my heart and I will remember all the times we spent together growing up. You are missed and we know that you are at peace.
May 24, 2009

Virgil   Iverson
vgiverson@centurytel.net
Chaplain
19604 58th Str KPS Longbranch WA 98351
40th Anniversary Observance
Jack, this is just to let you know that one of the most meaningful experiences of my life was to visit your name there at the Wall. This occured 3-2-09. It was 11 degrees. But I got your rubbing and am looking at it as I write this note. I will never forget you and your friends such as Darrel Dellome, Fred Todd and Ron Hacker just to mention a few. Your sacrifice is near to my heart and always will be.
Mar 16, 2009

 

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