Retired Air Force Col. Charles T. (Ted) Goforth, Jr., 45, a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam conflict, died Aug. 20 at his home in Upper Marlboro after a heart attack.

Col. Goforth was an operations officer and fighter pilot in Vietnam. He flew more than 300 combat missions and was awarded the Silver Star and the Bronze Star medals.

Following a tour of duty in Germany where he few with a sercice precision flying team, he was assigned to the Pentagon in 1975 and worked in a directorate in the office of the deputy chief of staff for plans and operations.

Since retiring from active duty in 1976, he had been affiliated with All Pro Realty in Upper Marlboro and received its 1978 Salesperson of the Year award.

Col. Goforth was a native of Columbus, Miss., and earned a bachelor's degree in business at Mississippi State University. He received his Air Force commission in 1955.

In addition of his other medals, he was awarded the Legion of Merit.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Henley Goforth, a son, Charles T. III, and a daughter, Gigi Lynn, all of the home; his mother, Lila Goforth, of Columbus, Miss., and a sister, June Cook, of Clinton, Miss.