Richard Peter Massine

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Kellogg, ID

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Private First Class

My dad was killed in Vietnam on 11-20-1966 a day before his 21st birthday. I was born 10-20-1966 and never knew my dad. He had only been in Vietnam for a few months when they were on a search and destroy mission. He was walking point and his unit was ambushed.

He was a very caring person who loved his family and friends greatly.

He was funny and a good person. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but my family tells me about him. I have been told by his fellow soldiers that he loved me very much and he was excited to know he had a daughter.

Age: 21

Date of Death: November 20, 1966

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