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  • In Honor of

    CAPTAIN RICHARD L. BASINGER, USMC

    Marine Gets
    Posthumous
    Viet Awards

      The South Vietnamese gov-
    ernment recently awarded 
    two medals to Marine Capt.
    Richard L. Basinger, a Lima
    serviceman killed in Vietnam
    May 12, 1967.
      A w a r d e d posthumously
    were the National Order of
    Vietnam, the second highest
    award presented by the
    Vietnamese government and
    corresponding to the United
    States Navy Cross, and the
    Vietnam Cross of Gallantry
    with Palm, corresponding to
    our Silver Star.
      Marine Capt. Ravens of the
    Lima Marine Corps Reserve
    made the presentation, as-
    sisted by Sgt. Hare, also of
    the Lima unit. Receiving the
    awards were Mrs. Susie
    Ludwig and son Mark Basi-
    nger, 1925 Burch, and parents
    Mr. and Mrs. Lorain Basi-
    nger, Kenton.
      Capt. Basinger was the first
    of 46 Marine officers to re-
    ceive these medals.  Other
    medals awarded to Basinger
    include two Purple Hearts, 17
    Air Medals, and the Navy
    Commendation Medal.  He
    flew more than 340 combat
    missions.
    

    Lima News 1969