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Richard Miles McCool, Jr. Collection

Richard Miles McCool, Jr. Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Richard Miles McCool, Jr.
State of Birth:
OK
Home State:
WA
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1944-1974
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
USS LCS(L)(3)-122 (Landing Craft Ship Large Mark 3)
Location of Service
Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Pacific Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Okinawa
Highest Rank
Lieutenant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran earned the Medal of Honor for his service around the Ryukyu Islands from 06/10/1945 to 06/11/1945.

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Navy
Prisoner of War
No

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Navy
Highest Rank
Captain
Prisoner of War
No

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Video: Digital File [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Interviewer:
unknown interviewer
Contributor:
Thomas Wilkerson
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (CMOH)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/89856
Subjects:
McCool Jr., Richard Miles
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
Richard Miles McCool, Jr. Collection
(AFC/2001/001/89856), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

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