In Memory

Richard W. Stein

We know that Dick served and died in Vietnam....our thanks for his service, and condolences to his friends and family.  

Specialist 4 Richard Stein, an Army ambulance crewman and a member of the Brookfield Central Class of 1965, died in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam on Oct. 26, 1967. He was 20.

Serving in the Army’s 1st Medical Company, 55th Medical Group, 44th Medical Brigade, Dick was in an ambulance when it struck a landmine.

While at Brookfield Central, Dick was a member of the Lancers baseball team all four years and during other years was on the cross country, basketball and track teams. He also was in the Letterman’s and Latin clubs.

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04/12/09 04:49 PM #1    

Raymond C. Greiner

Dick was killed in Vietnam on October 26, 1967. He was an Army ambulance driver in the Saigon area and was killed when his ambulance was blown up.

10/04/09 10:16 AM #2    

Kristine A. Vollmer

I remember Dick sat in front of me in English and he made the class fun.

It was announced on radio the night I gave a party and I'm pretty sure it was in 1968. Put a definite damper on the night.

Thank you Dick for your patriotism.

06/24/15 08:20 PM #3    

Margo E. Bebinger

From:  Michael Heilman

Hello. I (BCHS 1964) was a friend of your class mate Dick Stein who was killed in VIetnam in 1967. If you are having a 50th reunion this year, I wonder if Dick's class mates would like to remember him by placing a class wreath or other token of remembrance at the Vietnam Memorial. I would be happy to pay for and arrange this as we live nearby in Virginia.

06/14/16 09:10 PM #4    

Michael T. Driscoll

I knew Dick back in 7th grade (where I finished my last two years before leaving St. mary's Elm Grove. Dick was there for 7th grade only . He finished 8th grade I bekieve at Lane. Dick's parents moved into Cardinal Creat (off of Elm Grove Rd.). During the years at BCHSA he was dating Marilyn Gonnering...product of our grade School Immaculate Heart of Mary and later Pius.. Probably would of married marilyn if he would of made it home from Nam.

Strage thing happened to me as I was hitch hiking from school (WCTC) as Mr. Jerome Bandetini (one of our teacher from Central picked me up right after his funeral. But he was going to deliver the $10,000.00 dollar check from the military for dying in the line of service. For me at the time it was breath-taking. Kind of took the sails out of me.

I did attend that funeral and it was hard for I knew Marilyn well also.

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