Headstone of Second Lieutenant Richard Lee McClintock at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Dublin Core

Title

Headstone of Second Lieutenant Richard Lee McClintock at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Alternative Title

Headstone of 2nd Lt. Richard McClintock

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida
Army
Cemeteries--Europe

Description

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.

Creator

Anderson, Dwight

Source

Digital reproduction of original GRid=56374075">color digital image by Dwight Anderson.

Date Created

ca. 2014-07-11

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Dwight Anderson.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project

Curator

Calligy, Devin
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

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