LUCAS, Richard D. Pvt. --- Serv. Co., 3rd Bn, 508th Prcht.
INF., 82nd Airborne Division, Jan. 11, 1945, in Belgium at Haaser, of 410 N.
[The Titusville Herald, Titusville, PA, Monday, June 15, 1992 · Page 13]
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),
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.