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Leland Ralph Richey
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1922
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
Death: May 6, 1953

He was the son of Earle Jacob Richey and Mary Wintress Oakleaf. On October 30, 1944 he married Mary Jane Carter in Seminole County, Florida; they had three sons and one daughter.

Lt. Leland Richey (name misspelled in the official record), the pilot of a VF-152, was listed as missing following a strike south of Wonsan. His plane was believed to have been hit by enemy air strike. His status was changed to killed in action on August 19,1954. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

There is another cenotaph for LT Richey in Willamette National Cemetery, Oregon.
Family links: 
  Earle J. Richey (1894 - 1977)
  Mary Wintress Oakleaf Richey (1892 - 1980)
  Marion E. Richey (1915 - 2003)*
  Earle J. Richey (1917 - 1993)*
  Eldon Keith Richey (1920 - 1960)*
  Leland Ralph Richey (1922 - 1953)
  Ronald K. Richey (1926 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship

In Memory of

World War II

Purple Heart
Fort Scott National Cemetery *
Fort Scott
Bourbon County
Kansas, USA
Plot: MA, 0, 12
*Cenotaph [?]
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Feb 26, 2000
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