Ridenour, Hugh A. Jr, Corporal, USMC, Machine Gunner, 1st Marine Division.
19 years of age.
Died May 13, 1952 in action in Korea.
Next of kin – Lieutenant Commander and Mrs. Hugh A. Ridenour, 4124 E. 79th St., Seattle, Staff officer with the 13th Naval District.
Place of birth: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Place of burial – Arlington National Cemetery
He enlisted in the Marines last June and was sent to Korea in February. Corporal Ridenour had graduated from
Bullis Preparatory School, Silver Springs, Maryland. Also surviving him is a younger brother, Charles.
Hugh Alexander Ridenour, Jr.
Born August 5, 1932
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
Service Number 1193419
Killed in Action
Died May 13, 1952 in Korea
Corporal Ridenour was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division.
He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on May 13, 1952.
Corporal Ridenour was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
RIDENOUR, HUGH A JR
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/05/1932
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/13/1952
- BURIED AT: SECTION 31 SITE 1188
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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