Richard Lee Fuqua, Chief Yeoman, born Sept. 2, 1917, Peru, IN.
Enlisted in the USNR Dec. 7, 1939 while a student at Marshall College.
Called to active duty Aug. 15, 1940 and reported aboard the USS West
Virginia, San Diego, CA. He was S 1/c Radio Div. during Pearl Harbor
After attack went to USS Monaghan (DD-354) and served during first
Marshall Gilbert Raid, Coral Sea and Midway. Returned to the States for
new construction, assigned to USS Taylor, after invasion of Africa
transferred to COMLANTFLT SUBCOM for five months training in personnel
assignment. Transferred to COMNAVEV FLAL as enlisted personnel yeoman.
During Europe invasion, he served temporarily COMNAVFORFRAN USS
Augusta. Returned to COMNAVED until his discharge as chief yeoman at
Bainbridge, MD, on Aug. 30, 1945. Awards/Medals: Unit Citation and for
invasion of Europe.
He and Betty have been married since Oct. 12, 1947, and have two
children and four grandchildren. They live in Houston, TX, and he is
owner of Fuqua Ins. Agency.
Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing