The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Richard Junior Hutchinson, who died in the service of his country on March 12th, 1967 in Kontum Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Richard was 19 years of age. He was from Cincinnati, Ohio. Richard is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 16E, Line 68.
The decorations earned by PFC Richard Junior Hutchinson include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.
(From His Obituary. Richard is buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Rising Sun, IN.)
Full military funeral services were conducted March 22 at the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church for SP/4 Richard Hutchinson Jr., who was killed in Vietnam March 12.
Richard was born November 7, 1947 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hutchinson of Cincinnati and formerly of Rising Sun, IN.
He served in the Coast Guard for a time and from it went into the Job Corp, where he was a forest ranger, and out of that job into the Army. He served his country most willingly and was said to have been most patriotic and cheerful in his attitude toward his duty. He had been wounded at another time and gone back to active duty.
The funeral services were arranged by Humphrey and McClure Funeral Home. Mrs. Helen Hastings was the organist. An Army Chaplain officiated and the pallbearers were a unit of soldiers from Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis. Besides his parents he is survived by a sister Loretta Marguerite, 9, at home.