Birth certificate and Pennsylvania WWII Veterans
Bonus Application for James P. Richardson.
James enlisted in the Army at Allentown, PA on 10 June 1942.
On 11 February 1944, Lt Richardson was shipped to the
ETO and on 5 April 1944, he was transferred to Company G, 508th PIR
as a platoon leader.
1/Lt Richardson was
wounded in action on 4 July 1944 in France and again on 2 February
He returned to the U.S. and was
discharged at Fort Dix, NJ on 2 August 1946.
On 19 June 1948 he married Elizabeth A. Harbaugh in
He was recalled to duty for
service in the Korean conflict and attained the rank of Major before
being separated again.
He and Elizabeth are
both buried in Section A, Site 186A, Fort Bliss National Cemetery,
El Paso (El Paso), TX