Richard John Solano
Station: South Vietnam
Fallen on: 23 Jun 1970
Location: Phong Dinh, South Vietnam
Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation w/ Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ two Bronze Stars, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
MM2 Solano died in a helicopter crash on the Cau Mau Peninsula in Phong Dinh Province, Vietnam. He was one of 12 people who died in the crash, including four other SEALs.