Richard “Rick” Daniel Krobock had only been a CIA officer for five months when, in March 1987, he was killed in a helicopter crash in Central America.
At the time of his death, Rick was on a search and rescue mission in the region. No direct evidence was found pinpointing the cause of the crash. Rick graduated from West Point in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and in History; his areas of concentration were National Security and Public Affairs. On active duty, he attended Army Ranger, Aviation, Airborne, and Armor Schools; received advanced training in Military Intelligence; and served in South Korea, West Germany, and the United Kingdom.