A letter from Lieutenant Clinton J. Greene, Chaplain with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, to Mr. Elbert Hill, of Archibald, telling how hi. brother, Private Matt Hill, gave his life for his country. Young Hill had made his home with his brother in this parish for the past five year and was universally loved just for the same virtues he displayed at the time of his great sacrifice.
This young Richland Parish patriot was killed in action in the Beaumont sector in France, being wounded on March 22nd, 1918, by German shell, and died in hospital on March 24th. 1918. His remains found temporary burial in the Sebastopol Barracks cemetery in France, and were returned to his native soil the other day to find final renting place in the great military cemetery which overlooks the Potomac across the river from Washing ton, D.C.
John L Brice, of Co. M. 163rd U. S. Infantry, was killed in action July 24, 1918. The young man enlisted from Bienville parish in 1916, going overseas on June 2nd, 1916, from Camp Beauregard. He also saw service on the border of Mexico.
Pfc. James E. Kimball, of West Carroll, Son of Robert Kimball of Richland, Killed in Action In Korean War, ca 1953
James E. Kimball KIA – Korean War Thu, Apr 2, 1953 – 1 · The West Carroll Gazette (Oak Grove, Louisiana) Pfc. James E. Kimball, 21, a former resident of West Carroll… Read More
Family Told Lt. Driskell Killed in Korean War. Driskell was forced to march to North Korea on the “Tiger Death March”, and shot by a guard on a train to Manpo, North Korea on September 7, 1950.
Pfc. Monroe Cater, Jr. first Richland Parish casualty of Korean War
Ted enlisted in the Marine Corps early in 1943 and participated in the battles of two Jima and Sai-pan and was a member of the occupation forces in Japan. He was discharged from the service in 1947 and re-enlisted in February, 1948. As a private first class, he accompanied his unit when it sailed for the Korean conflict on’ August 17. On September 8 he wrote from Pusan to tell his parents that he had not yet been in battle but that he believed he would be within a short time. No further news was received of him until the official notification of his death.
Cpl. Billy F. Reddick, age 19, Makes Supreme Sacrifice in Korean War. Reddick’s Heroism and Bravery Recognized In Numerous Press Reports, ca 1952
The following clips include several references to Billy Reddick, of Rayville, who was ultimately killed in the Korean War at the young age of 19. The following articles are in chronological order, and tell of Reddick’s Bravery, Heroism, and Ultimate Sacrifice.
“Our Nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met”-Korean War Memorial Eight heroic soldiers are on record… Read More
Through the medium of a telegram the first of the week from the War Department at Washington, D. C, the family learned the distressing news that Sergeant Noble E. Ellington, 25, of… Read More
Pfc. Reginald W. Brock Reported Killed Sat, Jan 13, 1945 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Mr. and Mrs W. H. Washburne, Delhi, were notified by the War Department today of the loss of their son. T/Sgt. Willard H. Washburne, Jr., who was killed in action in the… Read More
Purple Heart Awarded Posthumously to Pvt. Carl Earline Hardy, of Rayville. Killed in Italy. WWII 1944
Purple Heart awarded posthumously to Pvt. Earl Hardy Sat, Jan 8, 1944 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Sgt. Willie Tannehill at home on furlough after 32 months in Pacific Sat, May 6, 1944 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com After a… Read More
The following is a list of known soldiers lost during times of war, from Richland Parish. If you know of additional soldiers that should be added to this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org… Read More
Richland Parish Native Stanley Wade Taylor Loses Life Vietnam Army to honor Mangham hero with building,” found in the Richland Beacon News on Thursday Oct. 2, 2003 “Wade,” as he was known… Read More
Vietnam (Richland, Louisiana) Conflict: Vietnam State: Louisiana Town: Richland Casualties: 4 Casualties TROY LEE FLINT – LA (May 12, 1970) Vietnam CHARLES RICHARD MORGAN – LA (February 13, 1968) Vietnam STANLEY WADE… Read More