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Sgt Richard Wayne Hall
Birth: Jun. 24, 1940
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1996
Huntsville
Madison County
Alabama, USA

My Dear Brother
Richard left a wife, Helen and two daughters Theresa and Gwen that he loved very much.

Richard spent over 20 years in the Army and was 3 times in Vietnam and died of agent orange that he contracted there.

This was found in Richard's billfold when he died, he had carried it for many years, it was old and faded and hard to read. Shows the kind of man he was.
ON GUARD
AS MY NAME IS CALLED AT MUSTER
FOR THAT DETAIL FAR AWAY---------
"ALL PRESENT OR ACCOUNTED FOR"
AN NCO WILL SAY.

BUT I CARE NOT HOW I 'M RATED----
IT MATTERS NOT AT ALL----
FOR I,M BUT ONE OF MANY
WHO ANSWERED FREEDOM'S CALL..

AND I'M SURE THE GREAT COMMANDER
WILL FIND A PLACE FOR ME-----
WHERE I CAN HAVE ANOTHER PART
IN THE CAUSE TO KEEP MEN FREE!

SO, AS I PASS INTO ENTERNITY
SHED NOT YOUR TEARS FOR ME----
FOR WHERE YOU SEE ; OLD GLORY---
ON GUARD MY SOUL WILL BE!

When we were kids Richard use to dig holes in the vacant lot next door and was always saying, I'm going to dig clear through the world and come out on the other side in China. Well him and the neighborhood boys dug one ,one time that was well over 6 ft deep and the man who owned the lots, horse's front legs fell in it when they were mowing high weeds, Thank the good Lord he wasn't hurt. And we thought that was the end of his digging career ( our Dad sure meant to end it, ha) but no,,,,,, Richard went on to a life filled with it, He dug fox holes over and over during his life Guess he was prepared for it . Richards Military Career took him around the world and he seen the other side of the world like he said he would way back then. After he retired because of his health from the Army, the man still didn't quit digging. He decided to dig a mountain out of his back yard and build a new house. He had taken a job at the Red Stone Arsenal after he retired from the army and every day after work he dug, broke up, blew up and hauled off the mountain . The only man I ever knew who moved a mountain by hand without machinery, but then that was Richard. One in a million and very determined man. You never let anything stand in your way. I miss your dare and zest for life Richard, "What a man!!!!!!!"

I miss you brother and ol friend, See you in Heaven




A Special thank you to Gods Special Angel for sponsoring my memorial for my Brother. You are so kind. May God Bless your sweet heart Linda.

Son of Edward Bauer Hall Sr and Gwendolyn Frances Hall


Brother Edward Bauer Hall Jr
sister Kathy Sue Cox
sister
Alberta Jean Hall Burrows



 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Bauer Hall (1913 - 1990)
  Gwendolyn Frances Plunkett Hall (1916 - 1997)
 
 Siblings:
  Alberta Jean Hall Burrows (1935 - 2009)*
  Edward Bauer Hall (1937 - 2008)*
  Richard Wayne Hall (1940 - 1996)
  Kathy Sue Hall Cox (1951 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salem Cemetery
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Marge
Record added: Mar 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18292731
Sgt Richard Wayne Hall
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Sgt Richard Wayne Hall
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Good morning, Richard. Thinking of you with honor and respect.
- Beatrice Bennett
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014
Good morning, Richard. You are remembered, loved and missed.
- Beatrice Bennett
 Added: Sep. 15, 2014
In loving memory.
- Beatrice Bennett
 Added: Sep. 14, 2014
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