Corp Richard Allen “Ricky” Likely

Corp Richard Allen “Ricky” Likely

Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, USA
Death 27 Apr 1971 (aged 20)
Trung Tin, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Burial Devens, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Sect. # 10, Grave # 1071
Memorial ID 35735755 View Source

CPL Richard Allen Likely, Vietnam Veteran, Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, he later became a resident of Auburndale, Newton, Massachusetts.

Corporal Richard Allen Likely was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, CPL Likely served our country until April 27th, 1971 in Quang Tin, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was married. Richard died when the armored personnel carrier he was traveling on hit a land mine. His body was recovered. Richard was born on March 13th, 1951 in Jacksonville, North Carolina. CPL Likely is on panel 03W, line 014 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

I pulled up to the red light and forgot to clutch so excited that Ricky was next to me. I stalled and he said, "Sheila, you gotta clutch!" Sheila Chunis, [email protected]

"Stoney",(short for Bostonian)and I road on the same track: I am looking for family members. I have more details of his death that I believe will help and understand why. He is my HERO and a true Comrade. Gary Deschaine, [email protected]

He was the Husband of Nancy, and the Father of a new 9 week old daughter, Virginia, at the time of his death.

NOTE: Richard Likely also has a Memorial Marker at Newton Cemetery and Crematory, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

He served with Foxtrot Troop, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, 23rd Americal Division, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), Two Bronze Star Medals, One with the "V" Device for Valor in Action, Two Purple Heart Medals, One with an Oak Leaf Cluster for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.

Gravesite Details

Memorial Marker only at the Newton Cemetery. Richard is buried at the Soldiers' Lot, Ft. Devens, Harvard, MA-Plot:Sect. #10, Grave #1071

Family Members


  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 10 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35735755
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Richard Allen “Ricky” Likely (13 Mar 1951–27 Apr 1971), Find a Grave Memorial ID 35735755, citing Fort Devens Post Cemetery, Devens, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .