Richard Herbert Fox

Second Lieutenant
Army of the United States
05 December 1945 - 18 February 1968
Atlanta, Georgia
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Richard Herbert Fox

22 Jun 2001

I remember Dick as a cadet in Army ROTC at Marquette University
and I truly miss him.

A memorial from his friend and classmate,
Mike Klingler

10 Nov 2003

Dick Fox died next to me in February 1968 in Viet Nam.
We were platoon leaders together in the 101st Airborne Division
and were each other's best friend in Viet Nam.

The only picture of my time in Viet Nam that I display is of
Dick and me posing for a photo probably not long before Dick was
killed. I remember Dick as a great guy who had the same distaste
for death and war that I did.

I hope Dick's parents and family have found peace
from that long ago tragedy and are comforted that he
did not die alone. I was there.

My thoughts in Memorium,
Mark Solit
101st Airborne Division
E-Mail will be forwarded by the

08 Mar 2006

I first met Dick in summer 1967 at Fort Benning. He was easy to like. His Ranger buddy Bill Wilkinson and I were later in the 197th Inf Bde at Benning, and we occasionally visited Dick's parents Herbert and Martha Fox and sister Mary Ann in Atlanta. Soon enough, we were two of the three 2LTs to serve as Dick's pallbearers. Sadly, I've long forgotten the name of the third officer, a college classmate of Dick's, but two months after I got to Vietnam in June 1968, I saw his name in the KIA list in Army Times.

Dick Fox was an only son and a great loss.

From a classmate from IOBC RA1-68,
Aloysius M. O'Neill III

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Second Lieutenant Richard Fox was one of four men lost by D Company, 1/506th Infantry, on 18 Feb 1968:
  • 2LT Richard H. Fox, Atlanta, GA
  • SGT Clarence F. Maas, Victoria, TX
  • SP4 David M. Schasre, Santa Ana, CA
  • PFC Carroll B. Fuller, Sunnyvale, CA

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend and classmate,
Mike Klingler
22 Jun 2001

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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