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Sgt Richard William Fischer
Birth: Jun. 15, 1947
Rockville Centre
Nassau County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1968
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

Gunnery Sergeant Fischer, of Madison, Wisconsin. "Dick" was the son of John N. and Eleanor Jeanette (Thompson) Fischer. He graduated from Madison Wisconsin East High School in 1965 and worked as a lifeguard for the Madison beaches. An avid sailor and lover of fried scallops, he was a member of Four Lakes Yacht Club. After attending one year of college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he enlisted in the United Sates Marine Corps in 1966 and was assigned to M Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He went to Vietnam in October 1967 and went missing on January 8, 1968, when he became separated from his unit while they were setting up an ambush. All attempts and subsequent attempts by his team members to locate him were met with enemy fire. Richard was declared killed in action/missing in 1978 and his family placed a headstone in his memory in the cemetery. His remains were recovered in 1996 and identified in September 2007. His family laid him to rest in November 2007 under the memorial headstone. He is survived by his sister, Ann Fischer; and her daughter, Jamie Fassbender; and her children, Kevin Gundlach and Karah Gundlach. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Jay and Carl, who were killed in an automobile accident when the family was on vacation in 1958. Dick's mother died on November 12, 2002, not knowing that her son was killed. He is honored on panel 33E, line 84 of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall. (bio written by Sue) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Nicholas Fischer (1921 - 1958)
  Eleanor Jeanette Thompson Fischer (1922 - 2002)
 
 Siblings:
  Jay Charles Fischer (1945 - 1958)*
  Richard William Fischer (1947 - 1968)
  Carl Leslie Fischer (1948 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 35, Lot Tier OO, Vault Wilbert Monarch
 
Created by: sue
Record added: Nov 11, 2007
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