Richard served as a Staff Sergeant, 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Mushingum County, Ohio prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on October 20, 1939, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the motion picture occupation and also as Single, without dependents.
Richard became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here on October 10, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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