JESSIE RICHARDSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 12E, LINE 81 OF THE WALL

JESSIE RICHARDSON

WALL NAME

JESSIE RICHARDSON

PANEL / LINE

12E/81

DATE OF BIRTH

04/11/1923

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/16/1966

HOME OF RECORD

OPELOUSAS

COUNTY OF RECORD

St. Landry Parish

STATE

LA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SSGT

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LEFT FOR JESSIE RICHARDSON
POSTED ON 8.25.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SSgt Jessie Richardson, Thank you for your service as a Motor Transport Operations Chief. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. The fall of Afghanistan reminds me of Saigon. It is very sad. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 4.10.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 11.16.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Navy and Marine Corps Medal

Staff Sergeant Jessie Richardson was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his exemplary heroism. He served as a Motor Transport Operations Chief and was assigned to A Co, 7th Engineer Bn, 1st Marine Division.
See https://marines.togetherweserved.com/usmc/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=106760
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POSTED ON 1.26.2016

Ground Casualty

On November 16, 1966, SSGT Jessie Richardson (A Company, 7th Engineer Battalion), CPL Eugene B. Rhoades (A Company, 7th Engineer Battalion), and PVT Bernard J. O’Donnell (3rd Bridge Company, 9th Engineer Battalion) lost their lives attempting to rescue a fourth marine who was in immediate danger of drowning. The unnamed marine suffered a cramp while attempting to swim across a flood-swollen river in the vicinity of Da Nang. CPL Rhoades plunged into the river fully clothed to assist the struggling marine. The stricken marine was assisted to safety, however, CPL Rhoades was caught in the swift current of the river and was swept downstream into deeper water beyond the reach of help and drowned. SSGT Richardson and PVT O’Donnell also drowned during their attempts to assist. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 11.16.2013
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Staff Sergeant.
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