Grave markers for Richard E. Fritter in
the Chicamuxen Methodist Church Cemetery, Chicamuxen (Charles county),
Richard enlisted in the Army at
Charlottesville, VA on 14 November 1942.
On 17 December 1942 Pvt Fritter was
transferred from Camp Toccoa, GA to Hq 3rd, 508th PIR.
Following the Normandy jump he was
promoted to T/5 on 21 July 1944 and in separate 82nd Airborne Division
General Orders was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and then the awarded the
Bronze Star Medal with 1 OLC. He also received the Bronze Service
Arrowhead device for participation in Normandy assault.