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From [https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/138831925/ St. Louis Post-Dispatch] on May 20, 1953, there's a very confusing account of Dick's loss by an eye-witness. He apparently parachuted into the sea but was unable to free himself from his parachute in high wind. This prevented a helicopter rescue; he was drowned by the time a destroyer arrived.
 
From [https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/138831925/ St. Louis Post-Dispatch] on May 20, 1953, there's a very confusing account of Dick's loss by an eye-witness. He apparently parachuted into the sea but was unable to free himself from his parachute in high wind. This prevented a helicopter rescue; he was drowned by the time a destroyer arrived.
  
He was survived by his wife, Camila, and a daughter, Ann. (Information from August 1953 issue of SHIPMATE.)
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He was survived by his wife, Camila, and a daughter, Ann. (Information from August 1953 issue of ''Shipmate''.)
  
 
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Richard Clinite '49

Date of birth: May 29, 1926

Date of death: May 13, 1953

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1949 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Richard's F9F-5 was shot down on May 13, 1953 by anti-aircraft artillery over Wonsan Harbor. He was a member of VF-153, operating from USS Antietam (CVA 36). (Note Ejection History link says USS Princeton; believe this to be an error based on the squadron history and this book entry.)

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 20, 1953, there's a very confusing account of Dick's loss by an eye-witness. He apparently parachuted into the sea but was unable to free himself from his parachute in high wind. This prevented a helicopter rescue; he was drowned by the time a destroyer arrived.

He was survived by his wife, Camila, and a daughter, Ann. (Information from August 1953 issue of Shipmate.)


Class of 1949

Richard is one of 40 members of the Class of 1949 on Virtual Memorial Hall.