Pilot Carl Richard Talafous

Pilot Carl Richard Talafous

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, July 14, 1993

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Carl Richard Talafous

Pilot Carl Talafous was killed in a helicopter crash along with two other U.S. Customs Service agents and a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent.

The Sikorsky UH-60A they were in struck high tension power lines 82 feet above the Altamaha River near Hortense, Georgia, as the agents searched for clandestine airstrips and marijuana grow operations.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Georgia


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Rick had everyone laughing so hard that their faces and stomachs hurt, we were on a raft trip down the SF of the American R. , late 1970s.

I miss the happy birthday calls at 3:30 in the morning.

Rick = the best.

Leon Alan Johansson, Civilian AF Enginee
Engineering @ Travis AFB

July 13, 2013

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