Richards, Ira T Jr

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: Troop A, 44th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Cavalry Group (Mecz)

Awards: Purple Heart Medal

Entered service: 12-Sep-1940

Enlisted: Richmond, Virginia

Enlisted by: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)

Date of birth: 10-Aug-1922

Hometown: Wise County, Virginia

Marital status: Single, without dependents. Parents: Ira T Richards and Naomi M [Short] (Richards) Moneyhun

Campaign: World War II

Date of casualty: 25-Jan-1945

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Killed in action.

Location of fatality: Lindern, Germany

Place of interment: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Limburg, Netherlands

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