Richard Driggs Le May, Jr. – Major, United States Army

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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, Binh Long.


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
military history.


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 Commendation Medal.

Major Le May is buried in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery.


LEMAY, RICHARD D JR

  • CPT USA
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 01/11/1941
  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/17/1968
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 591-1
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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