Richard Allen Hess

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  • Name: Richard Allen Hess
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 12, 1933
  • Date of Death: May 5, 2017 (84 years old)
  • Parents: Grant and Anna Hess
  • High School and Class: 1951 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: July 21, 1953
  • Place Sworn In: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: June 21, 1955
  • Place of Discharge: Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    Richard was sent to Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Richard had been employed by J & L Mining, the City of Coleraine, and Troumbly Brothers.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bernice Sommerfeld, Ione Hageman, Lois Scarlett and James Hess; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vince and Alice Saleture.

    Survivors include his wife, Pauline; his daughter, Laura Hess; special nieces, Mary Beth Sigfrinius and Susan Pearson; other nieces and nephews; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Terri Saleture; and brother-in-law, Robert Hageman.

    Richard died in the Grand Village in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota. (Block 69)

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