marker for Robert L. Richards in the Saint Johns Episcopal Parish
Cemetery Johns Island (Charleston County) South Carolina.
Richards was a member of Company A. He enlisted on 10/14/1942 at
Ft Jackson in Columbia, SC. As a parachutist volunteer, he was sent
directly to Camp Blanding, Fl where the 508th had just been activated.
Sgt Richards remained with the regiment through
Normandy, Holland and the Bulge.
(photo courtesy of "Norma)