Richard Lee TateSergeant
I CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
15 January 1950 - 23 October 1970
Asheville, North Carolina
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The database page for Richard Lee Tate
To the family and friends of Richard Tate. . .
My name is Travis Penland. I live in Asheville, North Carolina. My father, J. R. Penland, was a friend of Richard's. Lots of times he has told me stories of him. Although I am only 26 and wasn't even born during the war era, I have the utmost respect for each and every veteran who served in Vietnam, both man and woman.
I have seen what the Government has done throughout the past to the veterans, and I for one, am outraged. I just wanted to say thanks to all the veterans.
I do not know Sergeant Tate. I have looked him up for a friend of ours. The friend and I were in the Seabees together. Harley Fender talked of Richard. He was one tough cookie. Harley said so. This makes it true.
He was a credit to the Corps. I understand he and Harley were good buddies. I was proud to do this. I salute this man.
GOD BLESS him. I pray for his famly.
From the friend of a friend,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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