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Richard was born on March 8, 1926 and passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Richard was a resident of Indiana at the time of passing. He grew up with his three siblings, oldest sister Maude, younger sister Mary, and his little brother Tom, in North Little Rock, graduating from North Little Rock High School and joining the Army Air Corps upon graduation 1944-45. He is best described by this passage in the book written by a former Navy Seabee who served under Dick in Vietnam, "The Little BIG Things" by Tom Peters: Captain "Day" and "Captain "Night": A tales of two deployments and two suggestions: "In 1966, I was an ensign in the United States Navy, serving in a combat engineering battalion ("Seabees") in Danang, Vietnam. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.