Richard Allen Friend

Specialist Four
D CO, 2ND BN, 501ST INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
27 November 1946 - 24 March 1968
San Diego, California
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101 ABN DIV 501ST INF RGT
Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

Airborne!

The database page for Richard Allen Friend

03 Mar 2006

I count myself lucky to have known Richard Friend. He was always upbeat, positive, and quick with a smile or laugh. He made the long weeks of training before we left for Viet Nam tolerable. I would always be glad to have him come by end of the day to sit, talk and laugh. He will always be one of my best buddies.

This picture was taken during training at Fort Benning prior to our unit going to Vietnam with the 101st Airborne. From left to right is Bechler, Skip Beattie, Richard Friend, and me.

Jerry L. Bauman
12918 McBurnett, Corpus Christi, Texas
jbauman@stx.rr.com



The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow soldier in the same unit,
Jerry L. Bauman
12918 Mc Burnett, Corpus Christi, Texas
jbauman@stx.rr.com
03 Mar 2006



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