Larry Ronald Kilpatrick

Vietnam War
RankLieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
UnitAttack Squadron 105
Entered Service From
Stone Mountain
,
Georgia
Date of BirthNovember 21, 1943
Date of DeathJune 18, 1972
StatusRecovered
Memorialized Courts of the Missing
Court B
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, United States
Notes

Lt. Cmdr. Larry R. Kilpatrick, U.S. Naval Reserve, was a member of Attack Squadron 105, Carrier Air Wing 3 aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60). On June 18, 1972, he was the pilot of a Vought Attack Aircraft Corsair II (A-7A) over North Vietnam when his aircraft crashed. His remains were not recovered at the time. Through the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Kilpatrick were accounted for in 2018. His name is permanently inscribed in the “Courts of the Missing” at the Honolulu Memorial.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.