Class Of 1964 USAF Academy

Randy's History

Gone But Not Forgotten

VaethSm.jpg Lieutenant Colonel Randall W. Vaeth, Class of 1964, was killed on 17 April 1981 in a military aircraft accident near Nellis AFB, NV. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter, Sarah; a son, Andrew, all of 4201 Gregg Lane, Austin, TX 78744; and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. William Vaeth, 24 McIntosh Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.

Randy was a member of the 2nd Cadet Squadron and majored in Humanities while at the Academy. He was active in the Ski Club, Hunting Club, Cadet Forum, and the Gun Club.

Randy was a RF-4 Phantom II Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft pilot in Southeast Asia and later with the 1st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale AFB, CA. At the time of his death he was stationed at Bergstrom AFB, TX, and TDY to Nellis AFB, NV.

(Gone But Not Forgotten, Checkpoints, Summer 1981)

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