For more than 150 years, servicemembers from every military branch have been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The cemetery has a free app to help visitors locate gravesites, monuments and more. It also includes a self-guided Coast Guard tour focusing on points of interest relating to the Coast Guard, Coast Guard aviation and notable pioneers of naval aviation.
Tag: LT Jack 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
LT Jack C. Rittichier stands beside his aircraft in this U.S. Coast Guard photo. The women and men of Air Station Detroit marked a somber anniversary earlier this week and honored the memory of a fallen hero. On June 9, 1968, Lieutenant Jack C. Rittichier was shot down and killed in action while performing a