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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