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Robert registered for the draft in York, PA and was inducted into the Army at Harrisburg, PA on 2 December 1942.

Pvt Richmond was transferred from Camp Toccoa, GA to Hq 3rd, 508th PIR on 16 December 1942,

On 26 June 1944, Pvt Richmond was wounded in action and sent to a field hospital where he was treated for facial wounds caused by artillery shell fragments. He returned to duty on 22 August 1944,

.Pvt Richmond was promoted directly to Corporal on 1 October 1944.He was wounded a seconded time on  21 September19 44 in Holland

Like so many servicemen, Robert curtailed his high school studies after 2 years due to being drafted.  On 22 May 1946 he was he presented a high school diploma based on his military servicer experience.

He married Elizabeth Schoenbaechler in Summit County, OH on 1 March 1947.

Robert submitted this application for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus on 26 January 1950.  He was credited with 13 months of domestic duty and 22 months of foreign service which entitled him top a $460 bonus award.

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