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CPL RICHARD T. SCHUM - KIA (Age 20)
Corporal - United States Army
January 1, 1932 - August 8, 1952

Richard Schum
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 attended 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. Schum

FAMILY: Brother - James Schum
Sister - Geri Vollentine, who was married to former Police Chief J. C. Vollentine.

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

Service #RA17307018

 

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