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  RICH, Mack

Rank:

Private

 

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Service Branch:

U.S. Army

Serial Number:

34970793

Division:

76th Infantry Division

Regiment:

385th Infantry Regiment

Battalion:

Not available

Company:

Not available

Function:

Not available

Status:

Killed in action

Date of death:

5 April 1945

Place of death:

Germany

Age at death:

25

Awards:

Purple Heart

Burial:

American War Cemetery Margraten
Netherlands

Gravenumber:

Plot H, Row 15, Grave 14

Cenotaph:

Turner Cemetery
Marion County, South Carolina

Born:

26 December 1919, South Carolina

Hometown:

Dillon County, South Carolina

Family:

Parents:
John Rich, Sr. (c. 1874 - March 1945)
Fannie Polson Rich (c. 1883 - Nov 1956)

Spouse:
Hester Carter Rich

Children:
William "Billie" Michael Rich (1941 - 1967)
Daniel M. Rich

Siblings:
Martha Rich (sister)
Loula Rich (sister)
Monnie M. Rich (sister)
Julius E. Rich (brother)
Johnie Rich (brother)
Douglas Rich (brother)
Tomand Rich (brother)
Coude Rich (brother)
Willie Rich (brother)
[siblings unverified as of 10 May 2014--vp]

Additional information:

According to his records, Mack entered service at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on April 17, 1944.

 


Research by: Victoria Proctor, genealogist

Sources: Dillon County War Memorial, NARA, The Dillon Herald (issues of March 29, 1945 and May 3, 1945 reports of death and memorial services),
American Battle Monuments Commission www.76thdivision.com, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.archives.gov

Photo(s) source: Multiple contributors

WWII Veterans Index Page

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