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Richard P. Lancaster, Jr.

Name Richard P. Lancaster, Jr.
Rank/Grade PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
Age 23
Marital Status Single
Race Caucasian
Gender Male
Date of Birth Jan 16, 1943
From Brentwood, New York
Length of Service 1 year
Tour Began Aug 19, 1965
Casualty Date Feb 20, 1966
Hostile/Non-Hostile   NON-HOSTILE
Body Recovered Yes
Religion Roman Catholic

Vietnam Memorial


Panel 05E - - Line 56
Richard P. Lancaster, Jr.

Visitor Comments

Posted by:Anna Marie Lancaster
Relationship:Wife of Glenn Lancaster, Rich's cousin
Comments:God bless you Rich. Our son Phil will be deployed to Afghanistan in July. I know you are in the arms of Jesus like Phil's football & baseball team mate Matt Lembke. He's the Marine with Faith tattooed over his heart. He was one of Phil's inspirations to serve his country as a Marine. Matt joined you and our Savior on July 7th 2009, the same year my mom came to join you. I know that your dad, Aunt Irene, Mema & Pepa, my mom and dad are all celebrating with Jesus and are where we all want to be , but we miss you all here. I will be thinking of you all at the Memorial Service at Winona Cemetery tomorrow. Love you all very much.

Posted by:Ernest M. Harmon
Date:Tuesday, May 3, 2005 3:16 AM UTC
From:Portland, Maine 04103
Comments:I went to avaiation school with Richard at Fort Rucker, Alabama, 1966 and then was assigned to the 501st in Vietnam with Richard. I knew him very well and we were very close friends. I remember February 20, 1966 very well. I was a very sad day for me.

For many years after Richards death I contacted and then corresponded with Richard's sister, Joan, but lost contact over the years. I would like to re-establish that contact. Ernest M. Harmon, 91 Rustic Lane, Portland, ME 04103. Joan's last know address was 261 Oceanside Street, Islip Terrace, NY.

Richard was a very special friend. We did share a lot of good times together. He was a very nice man.

Posted by:Joan (Lancaster) Whitney
Date:Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:39 PM UTC
From:Islip Terrace, N.Y.
Comments:Thank you for remembering my brother. We miss him everyday & pray for him & all the men who died over there.
God Bless You. Pray For Peace On Earth.
Joan Whitney

Posted by:Glenn Lancaster
Date:Monday, May 28, 2012 3:14 AM UTC
I was a practically a baby in 1966 (8 years old) and didnt know you all that well. God bless you and God bleass America.


Posted by:Andrew Harmon
Date:Monday, May 30, 2016 12:57 PM UTC
Comments:My Dad, Ernest Harmon, a person of few words, spoke of Richard a lot during his life and how he lost a good friend in Vietnam. Thank you for your service. Thinking of you today, on Memorial Day.


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