Richard J. McSweeny

Date of Birth: 04/02/1932
Neighborhood: Margate
High School: West Philadelphia Catholic High School
Street: Fredericksburg Avenue
Branch of Service: Air Force
Rank: CAPT
Date of Casualty: 08/10/1966
Province of Casualty: Khanh Hoa
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 20
Panel Row: 6

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The career Air Force officer wrote home from Vietnam that he was fighting there "so our sons can grow up in peace and freedom." McSweeny had attended West Catholic High School in Philadelphia and later Georgetown University and St. Joseph's College before enlisting in the Air Force. The 34-year old captain was the pilot of a troop transport plane assigned to the 310th Air Commando Squadron. McSweeny died on Aug. 10, 1966 at the Army Hospital in Nha Trang, Khanh Hon Province. He was urvived by his wife.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial