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Thomas Joseph Richards, Jr.

Corporal, Marine Corps

Born: September 24, 1945
Hometown: Staunton, VA
Entered: August 30, 1966
Served In: Vietnam
Casualty Date: May 10, 1968
Died In: Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam
Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal

Cpl Richards served as a rifleman in G Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. He was killed by hostile rifle fire in Quang Nam Province near the Liberty Bridge. He attended Fort Defiance High School in Fort Defiance and enlisted in the U.S. Marines on August 30, 1966.

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