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PVT RICHARD D. LUCAS

LUCAS, Richard D. Pvt. --- Serv. Co., 3rd Bn, 508th Prcht. INF., 82nd Airborne Division, Jan. 11, 1945, in Belgium at Haaser, of 410 N. Drake St.

[The Titusville Herald, Titusville, PA, Monday, June 15, 1992 Page 13]

Notes:
1.: This brief mention appeared in a Memorial Day article commemorating Pennsylvania men lost in World War II.
2.  The place name "Haaser, Belgium" is apparently non-existent.


(courtesy of "whitepaper")

Grave marker for Pvt Richard D. Lucas in the Canfield Cemetery, Van Etten (Chemung county), New York.
   Richard enlisted in the Army at Erie, PA on 3 January 1944. 
   Pvt Lucas was transferred from Hq 82nd Airborne Division to Service Company, 508th PIR on 3 October 1944.  He was later transferred to Company "I"
   Pvt Lucas was seriously wounded in action in Belgium on 7 January 1945 and was listed as "Died of Wounds" on that same day.  He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.