Chuck Yeager: My Uncle Richard was One of my Heroes

August 13th, 2014

Uncle Richard was close in age to my brother Roy and me. He was one of my heroes. Uncle Richard was Mom’s brother and enlisted about the same time I did.

I knew Uncle Richard had died in World War II and was recently thinking about him and the wonderful childhood with him.  Here’s a photo of him as a kid:   http://www.chuckyeager.com/1923-1941-growing-up.

My other brother found this information on him for me:

Service; U.S. Army, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Div.
Died:  Tuesday, April 17th 1945
Buried at:  Netherlands American Cemetery
Plot:  P Row 4  Grave: 14
Awards:  Silver Star,  Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Brave. So close to the end of the war. I hope we can find the citations.
c. GCYI

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