CPL RICHARD T. SCHUM - KIA (Age 20) Corporal - United
States Army January 1, 1932 - August 8, 1952
Cpl Schum was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in
North Korea (Kumhwa) on August 8, 1952. He was in the 31st
Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division and was scheduled to
return home the day he was killed.
He graduated from
EAWRCHS in 1950 and played right guard on the high school
football team and broke his leg twice. After graduation he
Millikin University for one semester before enlisting in the
Army on Feb. 1, 1951.
He became a paratrooper which was
his dream, but injured his leg on a jump and was transferred
to the Anti-Tank Platoon.
PARENTS: Mr. & Mrs. C. I.
FAMILY: Brother - James Schum Sister - Geri
Vollentine, who was married to former Police Chief J. C.
FUNERAL SERVICES: 1st Baptist Church, Rev.
Earl White officiating. Lloyd Dildine was Chaplain and Joseph
Barr, Commander. Visitation was at Marks Mortuary.
BURIAL: Mayfield Memorial Cemetery, Carlinville, IL