Capt Richard Woytisek Vincent

Capt Richard Woytisek Vincent

Birth
New York, USA
Death 20 Nov 1943 (aged 25)
Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
Burial Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 62 -020- 10
Memorial ID 103986244 · View Source
Suggest Edits

According to www.tarawaontheweb.org/vincentrichard: Captain Richard W. Vincent, serial number 09878, entered the Service from Massachusetts. He died November 20, 1943. He was Missing in Action or Buried at Sea. His name is recorded on the Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial. He was awarded the Purple Heart. According to the American Battle Monuments Commission, Vincent was listed as KIA as of January 26, 1944 and his rank was 1st Lieutenant, receiving a posthumous promotion. Captain Vincent's remains were identified on October 21, 2014, after being discovered during the excavation of a construction site on the island of Tarawa. Captain Vincent's remains were returned to Westfield, Massachusetts on July 1, 2015. On July 2, 2015 his remains were buried next to his parents at Pine Hill Cemetery in the grave they purchased for him. Please see Findagrave Memorial Number 99620536 for his memorial in Honolulu.


Family Members


Inscription

In Memory of Our Son
Richard
1st LT. U.S.M.C.

Gave his Life At Tarawa
We live by deeds Not Years

Flowers

In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

  • Created by: Marlana Giglio Ambridge
  • Added: 22 Jan 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 103986244
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Richard Woytisek Vincent (25 Jan 1918–20 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 103986244, citing Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Marlana Giglio Ambridge (contributor 47193354) .