Lloyd Richard (Dick) Kemp
First Lieutenant, United States Army
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.
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
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.
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
Posted: 23 January 2009 Updated: 8 June 2009
Photos By Holly, June 2009