Corporal Alfonso Ray Riate, USMC

Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Dell Gardens CA
Date of Loss: 26 April 1967
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 164330N 1065820E
Status (in 1973): Released POW

Released 03/16/73


Released by PRG 03/16/73

RVN: Riate's Alleged Letter; Liberation Press Agency Country: RVN Name: Alphonso Ray Riate Subjects: LS Reel: 408 Volume: 23 Page: 126 Type of Document: Field Report Date of Report: 71 11 06 Date of Information: 72 11 04 Category: CIA FILES

STATUS REVIEWS AND POLICY CHANGE IN STATUS DETERMINATION Comments: Men whose status was changed from KIA to RETURNEE: ARCHER; DOREMUS; FRANKE; HALYBURTON; MONTAGUE; RIATE ; RIDGEWAY; STACKHOUSE; THORNTON. Reel: PDS42 Type of Document: Miscellaneous Date of Report: 75 12 12 Date of Information: 75 00 00 Originator: OASD Category: SHIELDS FILES

NVN: "Communists Release 1,001 POW's Letters" {From The Washington Post, Dec. 23, 1971} Country: NVN Name: Alfonso Ray Riate Subjects: P.O.W. Correspondence; PWC; Killed; Missing Comments: List of POWs. Reel: 407 Volume: 11 Page: 42-43 Type of Document: Open Source Date of Report: 71 12 23 Date of Information: 71 12 23 Category: CIA Files

Personal information from Scopesys database - Incident information compiled from Federal Research Division -

All Biographical and loss information on POWs provided by Operation Just Cause have been supplied by Chuck and Mary Schantag of POWNET. Please check with P.O.W. Network regularly for updates. Additionally, some personal information from Scopesys database. In some cases the incident information has been compiled from searches conducted at the Federal Research Division. Various other informational resources were also used including - Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA), the Personnel Missing South East Asia (PMSEA) list, as well as other informational sites that returned information from an internet search on an individual far too numerous to list here. Those sources are identified within the individual information.

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