|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1932|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 1950, South Korea|
Died in the line of duty Korea.
Richard Fisher lived in Jackson County his whole life, where he excelled in sports as a teenager. He was a member of the 3rd Engineer Combat Battalion 24th Infantry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea on July 20, 1950. He was engaged to be married at the time of his death (he had announced his engagement the previous Christmas when he was home on leave).
He was the first resident of Jackson County to be declared missing in action as well as the first to lose his life during the Korean War. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
After his death, his parents, Frank and Clara Fisher, erected a plaque for him and presented it to the Rose City Post no. 324 American Legion (of which Frank was a Commander for many years).
Dick, as he was better known, was a joy of a person to be around and the whole family lost a big piece of their hearts when he died.
Frank Wilson Fisher (1895 - 1974)
Clara Myrtle Felkey Fisher (1898 - 1992)
Walter O'Neil Fisher (1918 - 2009)*
Lamoine Elizabeth Fisher Borgert (1922 - 2015)*
Richard Lamar Fisher (1932 - 1950)
Shirley Ann Fisher (1936 - 1936)*
Created by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
Record added: Aug 13, 2010
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