Richard Lee Hardesty

Private First Class
D CO, 2ND BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
12 December 1948 - 12 August 1969
Vernon, Indiana
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1 CAV DIV

12TH CAV RGT
Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Richard Lee Hardesty

26 Mar 2008

Ricky, I have missed you these past 39 years. I practice today as a doctor because of men like you. May we all who knew you never forget your smile and your good-hearted jokes. I have tried to walk in the world for you and all the soldiers who gave the last full measure for my freedom. May God give you eternal rest.

From a friend,
Ron Shepherd
rshepherd@mchsi.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

    On 12 August 1969 D Company, 2/12th Cavalry, lost four men in the vicinity of Duc Phong, about 26 kilometers east-southeast of Song Be city:
    • SP4 Leonard L. Alvarado, Bakersfield, CA (Dist Svc Cross)
    • SP4 John M. Mahoney, Bakerton, WV
    • PFC Larry D. Garner, Sunset, UT
    • PFC Richard L. Hardesty, Vernon, IN
    The Citation to SP4 Alvarado's DSC says the four men were part of a reaction force moving to assist another platoon in contact, while other sources note the Duc Phong airfield, also known as Landing Zone CALDWELL, came under attack on 12 August.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Ron Shepherd
rshepherd@mchsi.com



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 26 Mar 2008
Last updated 04/05/2008