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RICHARD L. HUNT

Richard L. Hunt, 74, Greentown [IN], died at 7:50 p.m. Thursday April 2, 1998 at his residence.  He was born Aug 11, 1923 in Kokomo, the son of Virgil C. and Hazel J. (Fenn) hunt, his mother survives in Kokomo.  He married Betty Butler on May 29, 1958 and she survives.
   Hunt was a M/Sgt in the 508th Parachute Infantry during World War II, serving in  Normandy,   Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe and ws awarded the Bronze Star.  He retired from Delco Electronics in 1978 after 32 years as a semi-driver.  He was a member of Sycamore Friends Church.
   Also surviving is his step-mother, Velma Hunt, Kokomo; four daughters and three sons-in-law; Wanda and John Ayres; Anita and Pat Gebhart; and Debbie and Terry Roe, all of Kokomo; and Wanda Kirk, Noblesville; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Bill Berger, and Mary Jo and Bennie Graf, all of Greentown; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgil and Roberta Hunt and Gary and Terri Hunt, all of Kokomo; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Marilyn Savage, and Nancy and Jerry Sims, all of Kokomo; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sycamore Friends Church, 1100 E. Road 150 North, Greentown.  The Revs Lou Herchenroeder, Norman Carter and David Freelan will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 317.  Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hasler-Pickett Funeral Home, 112 E. Main Street, Greentown and one hour prior to services at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to Sycamore Friends Church.

[The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana) Sat, Apr 4, 1998 Page 12]


(courtesy of John C. Anderson)

Grave marker for Richard L. Hunt in the Greenlawn Cemetery
Greentown, Howard County, Indiana.

Richard enlisted in the Army at Ft Benjamin Harrison, IN on 24 October 1942 and having volunteered for parachutist duty, was assigned to the Headquarters Company, 2nd battalion, 508trh PIR at Camp Blanding where the 508th had just been activated.  He was later transferred to Company A.

He was later promoted to Sgt and was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead for his participation in the Normandy assault

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