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100 years of Naval Aviation: Lt. Jack Rittichier

Lt. Rittichier

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation , we wanted to bring you the story of Lt. Jack Rittichier, Coast Guard aviator # 997 and the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in action during the Vietnam War. Lt. Jack C. Rittichier and Lt. Cmdr. Lonnie L. Mixon, the

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