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Richard Vanderploeg
Captain, United States Army
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Richard Vanderploeg
Passaic, New Jersey
Born 1921
Captain, U.S. Army
Service Number O-60416
Killed in Action
Died April 5, 1951 in Korea

Captain Vanderploeg was a member of the 99th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division.

He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on April 5, 1951.

Captain Vanderploeg was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


VANDERPLOEG, RICHARD
CAPT USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/15/1921
DATE OF DEATH: 04/05/1951
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2085-A-3
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 2 November 2007
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Richard Vanderploeg Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2007