Headstone of Second Lieutenant Richard Lee McClintock at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Headstone of 2nd Lt. Richard McClintock
World War II, 1939-1945
The headstone of Second Lieutenant Richard Lee McClintock (1921-1944), who served in the 276th Infantry Regiment of the 70th Infantry Division during World War II. 2nd Lt. McClintock was born in South Carolina in 1914. He married Jewel McClintock before enlisting in the U.S. Army at Camp Blanding near Starke, Florida, in 1942. 2nd Lt. McClintock served in advanced party within the division called Task Force Herren, whose mission was to take defensive positions along the west bank of the Rhine to stall what would be the final German offensive in the west, Operation Nordwind. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Silver Star for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy." 2nd Lt. McClintock was Killed in Action (KIA) on January 5, 1945, and is buried at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.
Digital reproduction of original GRid=56374075">color digital image by Dwight Anderson.
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Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
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Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France
Originally created by Dwight Anderson.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project
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