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Adams, Richard Lee

Rank/Name, Seaman Second Class Richard Lee Adams.

Unit/placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.

 

Richard was born  in 1921 in Illinois.

 

Mother, Dorothy (Gullier) Adams .

 

Richard entered the Service from Illinois with service # 3372074.

 

Richard was KIA when the USS Houston and the HMAS Perth went against the Japanese Fleet at the Battle of Sunda Strait and Sunk on March 1, 1942, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific , Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Richard is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://usshouston.org/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/  Rolland Swank and Terry Hirsch.

USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser
His rank Seaman Second Class