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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/22/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Master Sergeant Richard Stanley Simmons, Served with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/25/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear MSGT Richard Stanley Simmons, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • New Era, Lancaster, PA - August 10, 1968

    Posted on 1/20/06 - by JIm McIlhenney
    Platoon Leader

    Ephrata Native Dies in
    Rocket Fire in Vietnam

    Sgt. Richard S. Simmons,
    31, a native of Ephrata, was
    killed July 25, 1968, by rocket
    fire near the demilitarized
    zone in Vietnam.
    He had been on forward ob-
    servation as a platoon leader.
    Sgt. Simmons is the 36th
    Lancaster Countian killed in
    Born in Lancaster, he was
    the son of Lloyd W. and Al-
    verta M. Simmons, of Denver


    He lived in the Ephrata area
    most of his life and attended
    Ephrata High School. He en-
    tered the service May 5, 1954.
    During his career in the mil-
    itary he was stationed twice
    in Vietnam, four times in
    Korea and once in both Oki-
    awa and Germany. Twelve
    of his 14 years of service were
    spent in overseas duty.
    Besides his parents he is
    survived by his wife Lillian
    Simmons, Valley Station, Ky.;
    three sisters, Arline, wife of
    Gary Ernst, Lauraldale, Pa.;
    Anna Deriolf, Alexandria,
    Va.; and Dorothy, wife of
    Howard J. Hullinger, Ephrata.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/17/05 - by Robert Sage
    Richard is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer - August 11, 1968

    Posted on 1/4/05 - by Jim McIlhenney
    Penna. GI Killed in War

    Special to The Inquirer

    LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 10 - A Lancaster county career serviceman has been killed by rocket fire in Vietnam, his parents learned Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd W. Simmons, of Route 1, Denver, received word from the Defense Department that their son, Army Sgt. Richard S. Simmons, had died while acting as a platoon leader on a forward observation near the demilitarized zone.
    Simmons, 31, entered the service on May 5, 1954, and had served in Korea, Okinawa, Germany and Vietnam.
    A graduate of Ephrata High School, Simmons is survived by his parents and wife, Lillian.
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