Enlisted at an early age from Rochester, New Hampshire into US Army. Followed his five older brothers into service, in 1940's. My Father Richard, saw action in the North African Campaigns and in the Italian Campaign - Battle of Anzio. Wounded multiple times, listed as MIA, then finally returned to USA. His brother Pvt. Lawrence Bickford, listed as MIA then KIA while serving in 601st Tank Battalion, Italian Coast, 1944. My Father never recovered from the loss of his dear brother, Larry.