Lloyd Richard (Dick) Kemp – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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KEMP, Lloyd Richard

July 18, 1925-Feb 25, 2008

Age 82 of Sacramento, California. He was born in Dunsmuir, California.

He earned a Silver Star for his gallantry in World War II.

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He is survived by his two daughters Cathy Periman and Pamela Lawrence, one sister Mary Rigby, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 1717 El Monte Avenue, Sacramento, California. Friends are invited.

He has gone to join Mother and Charlie.

LOYD R KEMP, 1LT, USA ADMIN BUILDING, ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY,  9:00, 15 April 2008

Note: Lieutenant Kemp was laid to rest with his wife, Billie Rae Kemp.

I knew Dick Kemp for quite a while back when this website first began.  While we had our differences over the years, I knew some things about him:  He loved his wife; He loved his county; and he loved the United States Army.  He now rests, and I hope and pray at peace, with his beloved Billie, and just down the hill from the Memorial Stone bearing the name of his World War II comrade, Willie Glenn Beckner. Dick helped to get Willie that stone and made sure it was placed near where Dick would spend eternity.  Farewell good and faithful SOLDIER!.  Michael Patterson.


G.O. No. 24, Hq. 8th Armd. Div., 3 May, 1945, Page 3 – Award of Silver Star

Kemp, Lloyd R.
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Company A, 80th Tank Battalion, 8th Armored Division
Date of Action: March 28, 1945

Citation:

The Silver Star is presented to Lloyd R. Kemp (39420185), Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with Company A, 80th Tank Battalion, 8th Armored Division, in Germany on 28 March 1945.

When his tank was disabled, Corporal (then Private First Class) Kemp escaped to the shelter of a nearby house.

Seeing his tank commander lying wounded beside the tank, Corporal Kemp left the security of his position and removed the wounded officer to shelter. He remained with him, completely surrounded by enemy, tending his wounds.

His heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.

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KEMP, LLOYD RICHARD

  • 1ST LT   US ARMY
  • WORLD WAR II, KOREA
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 07/18/1925
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/25/2008
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 13  SITE 16025
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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