Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Lee Charles Hitchcock

United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, September 10, 1967

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Reflections for Special Agent Lee Charles Hitchcock

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 11, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 10, 2017

As Base Dental Surgeon at Pleiku AB 1967-68, I was fortunate to know Special Agent Hitchcock - and privileged to visit with him a couple of weeks before the tragic night of September. 10th. His quarters at that time were in a well-fortified, elevated, house in the city of Pleiku. Although I was unaware of his mission, rank, or branch of service, Lee was the perfect example of a dedicated, loyal American soldier in a war zone. He was a true Patriot, and certainly deserving of the Bronze Star with"V" for Valor.

Col. Raymond K McDaniel
USAF, DC (retired)

July 9, 2017

As we remember your service and sacrifice to our country, I thank you for laying down your life for all of us who followed you in service. We pray that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Continue to rest in peace, my brother.

Special Agent
AFOSI

October 30, 2015

I did not know Lee Hitchcock but I believe he was the only OSI agent killed during the Vietnam conflict. I served as Detachment 5008 Commander 1971/1972 and I was the last remaining agent when the Detachment was closed in April 1972.

Lt. Col. Robert W. Thompson

December 30, 2014

I never met Lee Hitchcock but I got to know him well after I was ordered to replace him as OSI Detachment commander at Pleiku Air Force Base in September 1967. Lee was killed by a rocket propelled grenade attack perpetrated by the Viet Cong against the detachment headquarters located outside the airbase. My initial responsibilities were to restore the operations of the deteachment, tend to the morale of the staff, who were shaken by the attack and to investigate the details of the incident.

Over the following weeks and months, I learned that Lee was a dedicated soldier, a respected commander and a thoughtful superior. I regret his death and have thought of him often over the last forty six years. I am grateful to be able to contribute to his memory after so many years.

Special Agent Frederick L. May

January 9, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 4, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 7, 2012

Thank you for your service to our Country. Because of you and men and women like you we live in a free society. You are not forgotten and may God watch over your family.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

September 10, 2009

Special Agent Hitchcock thank you for your service to our country. May God continue to bless you. Rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

September 10, 2007

Agent Hitchcock,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served in Vietnam. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

September 10, 2007

Thank you for your sacrifice that has helped my family be a little safer.

Treva Rivers

Treva Rivers
Grandaughter of Raymond R. Round

April 12, 2007

Knowing you were there before me gives me a more sadder feeling, knowing what you felt that day.

Peace to you and yours always.

Jim Moretz
Retired AFOSI Special Agent

October 31, 2006

Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country. You will never be forgotten.

DE
St. Louis City Police

June 30, 2005

God speed

December 25, 2004

You are gone but not forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice as a soldier and as a cop. Peace.

Detective

November 9, 2004

You helped make the world a better place for us and we can't thank you enough. Go with God, watch over us, and help us to find the path home. We will pray for you and your family and we need you to pray for us.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 31, 2004

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

GREGG HOUSTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

October 26, 2004

As another veterans day quickly approaches I could not leave your reflections page blank. I am sorry you had to die over there. I am sorry an American had to. Because of your sacrifice and the all of other veterans that sacrificed there lives we live in a better place. Thank you for service. Your country will never forget you.

MPO T. Logan
Va. Beach

October 26, 2004

Rest in peace, brother.

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

October 26, 2004

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