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Biography of Vernon L. Richardson

Oak Grove, Texas

Vernon Richardson was a private in the U.S. Army. He entered the Army in April of 1944. He trained at Camp Joseph T. Robinson located in North Little Rock, Arkansas and Ft. Meade in Maryland. He served with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division in England, Holland, Belgium and Germany. He was killed in action on December 5, 1944 in the attack on the city of Julich in Germany near the Ruhr River. He is buried in Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten, The Netherlands in Plot D, Row 1, Grave 6.  

Vernon was the son of Mrs. Maggie Richardson, and the husband of Clydie Mae (Sumrose) Richardson. He attended Central High School.

He is listed on the Ellis County Veterans Memorial. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.


The picture and information is courtesy of Perry Giles, Giles Monument Company, Waxahachie, Texas.

The grave information is courtesy of Stevin Oudshoorn, Webmaster of FREEDOM IS NOT FREE--Allied WWII Casualties in The Netherlands Remembered, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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