Richard Driggs Le May, Jr. was born on January
11, 1941 and joined the Armed Forces while in New Britain, Connecticut.
He served in the United States Army.
In four years of service, he attained the rank of Makor.
On September 12, 1968, at the age of 27, Richard
Driggs Le May, Jr. perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam,
The Richard Driggs LeMay, Jr. Award. Established in 1978
as a memorial to Major R. D. LeMay, Jr., ’62, helicopter pilot and officer
in the Fourth Air Cavalry, First Infantry Division. He was killed in action
during his second tour of duty in Vietnam in September 1968. A cash prize
is awarded to that cadet deemed most proficient in
Major Le May, a 1962 graduate of the Virginia Military
Institute (VMI), served in Troop D, 4th United States Cavalry, First Infantry
Division. For his services in Vietnam, Major Le May was awarded the
Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters,
the Air Medal with 23 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart and the Army
Major Le May is buried in Section 30 of Arlington
LEMAY, RICHARD D JR
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/11/1941
DATE OF DEATH: 09/17/1968
BURIED AT: SECTION 30 SITE 591-1
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 1 September 2003
Updated: 18 July 2004 Updated: 4 February 2006