Lcdr Denis R. Weichman
11 March 1935 - 11 March 1995
Lt Bob Wildman/Lt(jg) Arne Bruflat/AX2 Jarvis/AXAN Larry Wahl rescued Lcdr Denis R. Weichman of VA-164 whose A-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 151152) was hit while on a Operation Steel Tiger covert bombing mission over Laos. Lcdr Weichman was attempting to return to his home carrier, the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) when loss of flight control forced him to eject. During the ejection sequence his leg was broken. This was the third rescue in two days for Wildman/Jarvis/Wahl while flying Logistic missions. Click here for rescue pictures. Lcdr Weichman's shoot-down is recounted in "US Navy and Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk Units of the Vietnam War 1963-1973" by Peter Mersky.
Denis Weichman retired from the Navy as a Captain. His grave is located in the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A tribute poem to Captain Weichman by SSgt Frederick E. Owens, Sr.; 1st Special Forces, 5th Group; Vietnam