RICHARD D BUCKLES
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 112 OF THE WALL

RICHARD DEAN BUCKLES

WALL NAME

RICHARD D BUCKLES

PANEL / LINE

5W/112

DATE OF BIRTH

01/02/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/17/1971

HOME OF RECORD

BLOOMINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

McLean County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD DEAN BUCKLES
POSTED ON 3.14.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

Thinking of you....

Thank you for your service to our country sir. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 8.7.2019
POSTED BY: Kirk Boden

Circle Lanes employee

I was born in 1960 and remember Richard even though I was just a kid before Richard went off to war. We bowled at Circle Lanes and I remember how upset my Dad was upon learning of his passing. I just want to take the time to thank Richard for his service and his ULTIMATE sacrifice!.
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POSTED ON 1.2.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Richard Dean Buckles, Served with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.6.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Richard Buckles,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.20.2017

Final Mission of PFC Richard D. Buckles

PFC Michael P. Damon, PFC Richard D. Buckles, and PVT Richard E. Studier were infantrymen serving with D Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. On February 17, 1971, their squad had set up a night defensive position on a rice paddy dike approximately 3 miles west of Long Thanh in Bien Hoa Province, RVN. Unbeknownst to them, the Viet Cong had been observing their movements, and during the night, snuck up to their position and reversed the M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mines the squad had set out. The VC then began to snipe at the Americans’ position, and when they detonated the mines to defend themselves, fragments from the blast fatally injured Damon, Buckles, and Studier. Both Buckles and Damon were posthumously promoted to corporal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the thewall-usa.com]
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