Lt. Jack C. Rittichier. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

100 years of Naval Aviation: Lt. Jack Rittichier

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation, we wanted to bring you the story of Lt. Jack Rittichier, Coast Guard aviator # 997 and the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in action during […]

Air Station Detroit honors Lt. Jack Rittichier

> (Shown here, left to right, surrounding the personal effects of Lt. Rittichier and a rotor from his crash site: Cmdr. Daniel Travers, commander, Air Station Detroit; Rear Adm. Michael Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District; Bill Forsyth […]