Richard Kenneth Allee

United States Air Force
14 December 1935 - 17 August 1979
Port Jervis, New York
Panel 36W Line 055



Air Force Cross

USAF Pilot

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Richard Kenneth Allee

05 April 2001

As we pray for the release of our service people held in China, you are in our hearts and prayers as always.

19 November 2001

We continue to keep you in our hearts always. As our nation fights terrorism, may your soul rest peacefully knowing that we will prevail against those who would threaten this great country.

06 March 2002

You are still in our hearts always as we pray for all our military personnel, especially those fighting in Afghanistan. May God watch over them, protect them, and bring them home to us soon.We still pray for peace in the world, although it seems so elusive in these frightening times. God Bless you.

11 Sep 2002

You are in our hearts and prayers always, and today as we mourn the loss of all who died on September 11,2001. They are, like you , heroes and as we pray for you every day, so will we pray for them. God Bless America and God Bless you.

28 Jan 2003

While you are always in our hearts and thoughts, for some reason this is especially true today. I wish I could thank you personally for the sacrifice you made for all of us. I fear that many more of our service people are going to make the same sacrifice in the coming months as war with Iraq seems imminent. Rest well, Col. Allee, and know that we have never forgotten you.

On this Memorial Day, 2003, you are in our prayers and thoughts as always. You were willing to lay down your life in defense of our country, and for that sacrifice, there is no adequate way to thank you. Rest well, Colonel Allee, and know that you will always be a hero.

11 Nov 2003

On this Veterans Day, 2003, we reflect again on your sacrifice in the name of the United States. You are always in our hearts and minds and your bravery and heroism will never be forgotten. Rest well, Colonel Allee.

28 May 2004

Dear Colonel Allee. As Memorial Day, 2004, approaches, we want to tell you again that we pray for you daily and that you are always in our thoughts.We are comforted in knowing that you are safe in God's hands.There are no words to express the gratitude of all Americans for the sacrifice you made on our behalf. Continue to rest well and know that we will never forget you.

Karen Boney

20 Dec 2004

Christmas is approaching and, as always, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you were here to celebrate the holidays with your family as so many of us will be doing with our loved ones. Please welcome your fellow heroes who have lost their lives in service to our country, especially those who have died in Iraq. Rest well, Colonel Allee, and know you are never forgotten.

Karen Boney

28 May 2005

On this Memorial Day weekend, we want you to know that you are always in our hearts and no words can ever express how deeply we feel about your sacrifice for our country . You will always be remembered.

Karen Boney

23 Dec 2005

Dear Colonel Allee,

You are always in our hearts and in our thoughts. You are a true hero and we will never forget your ultimate sacrifice for our country. Rest in peace and know that you are a part of our lives until the day we join you in God's eternal care.

Karen Boney

08 Nov 2006

It is hard to believe that another Veterans Day is almost here; the time passes so quickly, especially in the fast-paced world we live in. You are never far from my thoughts, especially as I watch news about the war in Iraq. Our troops there are heroes, just as you are, Colonel Allee. To give one's life for others is a sacred act, and one that none of us should ever forget. Continue to rest well, Colonel Allee, in the blessed arms of God.

Karen Boney

09 Dec 2006

Dear Colonel Allee,

You are always in my heart and in my thoughts, particularly since our country is at war. Please welcome with a hug those men and women who are dying in Iraq, for surely they will go to Heaven to join other heroes like yourself. Rest well, and know you are never forgotten.

12 Feb 2007

The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, unique to him or her alone and is therefore absolutely and irretrievably lost. Rest well, Colonel Allee.

Karen Boney

16 May 2007

Dear Colonel Allee,

Purely by happenstance,I obtained some more information about you by Googling your name on the internet. I was thrilled to learn a little more about you, because I think of you every day of my life. I pray for you each night and it gives me so much comfort to know that you are here in the United States and that your soul is resting with God. Your bravery never ceases to move and amaze me. You would have liked my Dad, who was a career Navy man and Pearl Harbor survivor. He's resting in God's hands now,too, and maybe you can exchange experiences. Rest well, Colonel, and know that you are never forgotten.

Karen Boney

29 Jun 2007

Colonel Allee, I think of you and the sacrifice you made for our country every day of my life. You will never be forgotten, nor will your heroism ever go unappreciated. Rest well in the arms of God.

Karen Boney

22 Mar 2008

We are celebrating Easter, but we also remember those we have lost, and you are among those we pray for. Your bravery and willingness to do what was asked of you to protect us will never be forgotten. All gave some; some gave all, as you did, and we will always be grateful and in awe of your courage. Rest well, Colonel Allee.

Karen Boney

Karen Boney
08 March 2002

God Bless you, Richard, and may he hold you in the palm of his hand.

04 Dec 2006

I also wore Colonel Richard Allee's MIA bracelet almost 40 years ago. I came across it last week after its being tucked away for all these years. I was only a youngster back then and never fully realized the sacrifice this man made. I thought about him every day but only now, being the parent of a young man myself, can I really appreciate what he did and the courage he must have had to go to a foreign land to fight and give his life. So thank you, Colonel Allee. May God be with you. Please know there were people here praying for you.

Alice Coleman

28 May 2007

I, too, had the honor and privilege to wear Richard Allee's MIA Bracelet back almost 40 years ago. It was today, Memorial Day 2007, that I again discovered it laying in the back of my desk drawer.

At different intervals in my life I would come across the bracelet and wish there was some way to know more about him. I haven't had a computer very long, but this time when I saw it I decided to look up his name on the internet. Of course, I found this site.

His story was so heartwrenching, I found myself compelled to add to his Memorial. Richard Allee, we can only say "Thank You" for your bravery, courage, and service to our Country. There is no greater sacrifice a man can give. May God be with you forever.

Tanna Handley Havlick
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Notes from The Virtual Wall

Then-Captain Richard K. Allee was assigned to the 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Takh Li Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. On 21 December 1968, his F-105D aircraft (tail number 61-0089) was number two in a flight of four aircraft sent on a combat mission which took them over Khammouane Province, Laos.

At a point near the city of Na Phao and a few miles southwest of the Mu Gia pass, Allee's aircraft was hit by hostile ground fire, caught on fire and crashed in a wooded area. The Mu Gia pass is a break in the mountains that form the border of Laos and Vietnam. The area was one of the most heavily traveled sections of the famed Ho Chi Minh Trail, and between spring of 1965 and December 1971 43 American disappeared without a trace in a 33 mile square area surrounding the Mu Gia Pass.

Other aircraft in the flight saw no parachute, nor was an emergency beeper heard. If Allee ejected safely, no one could tell. But because the possibility existed that he did, Allee was classed as Missing In Action.

In 1979, his status was changed from "Missing in Action" to "Died while Missing", a presumptive finding of death.

Richard K. Allee's remains were repatriated on 23 December 1996 and identified on 30 April 1998.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
one who wears his MIA bracelet,
Karen Boney

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 5 Apr 2001
Last updated 03/23/2008