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Capt Richard Bell Buchanan
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1892
Illinois, USA
Death: May 16, 1927, Nicaragua

CAPT R. B. Buchanan, USMC, was commanding officer of the Marine Detactment, USS ARKANSAS (BB-33). Killed in action at La Paz Centro as commanding officer of the Marine Detactment.

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The Morning Avalanche
Lubbock, Texas
5/17/1927

U.S. Marine Corps Unit: U.S.S. Arkansas

American marines In Nicaragua ave suffered their first serious casualty, since they were dispatched to that war torn country last January for the announced purpose of protecting American lives and property.

Captain Richard R. Buchanan, of this city, and Private Marvin A. Jackson, of Chicago, were killed, and two other marines wounded, the navy was advised officially late today, when a "Guorrila band" of Nicaraguans attacked an American detachment at 2 a.m. today, at Las Centro, near Leon.

Corporal Anthony J. Bausch of Philadelphia, and Private William K. Simon, whose address wan not given. were wounded.
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Thanks to contributer Pam (#39530540) for providing this news clipping transcrpt.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marjorie Brown Buchanan (1901 - 1982)
 
Inscription:

Captain U.S. Marine Corps

Killed In Action In Nicaragua
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 4 Site 3195
 
Created by: Mike Weeks
Record added: Feb 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48704535
Capt Richard Bell Buchanan
Added by: Mike Weeks
 
Capt Richard Bell Buchanan
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