Richard Eugene George
Private First Class
D CO, 1ST BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
San Diego, California
May 29, 1947 to November 23, 1965
RICHARD E GEORGE is on the Wall at Panel 3E, Line 110

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At 1245 hours on the 23rd of November, platoon size patrols were working in their area near a position named CROOKS. They were being supported by Reconnaisance by Fire from mortars. B & C Companies were out running their patrols, and D company securing the position CROOKS when a faulty round of ammunition from their 81mm mortars exploded. The unit had 13 wounded, with 4 seriously wounded. Two of those men died.

Richard died from the wounds to his chest and throat. Richard was survived by his mother, Kathleen Norman, San Diego, California and his father, Merwyn E. George, address unknown. The Virtual Wall database does not show where he is buried.


24 March 1966 Memorial

The 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division held an 'In memoriam' program for the men from the battalion who were killed in action during the period of November 3, 1965 to March 24, 1966. The men who were memorialized were:



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