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1st Lt. Richard G Larrieu

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1st Lt Richard G Larrieu

Richard G Larrieu was from Wilkinson County, Mississippi. He was born in 1917 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was Killed in Action January 25, 1945 at Weiswampach, Luxembourg.


He is the son of John George Larrieu and Marion Richards Larrieu. He has two sisters living in Woodville, Mississippi, Jeannette Timmesch and Myrl Calvert. He father died in May of 1946. "He lost his will to live after Richard was killed," Jeannette says. Richard had planned to get into the cattle business following the war. He had started a herd of cattle for the plantation (Millbrook) his family owned. He was a 1940 graduate of Mississippi State College in Oxford, Mississippi.


Richard joined Company C as platoon leader on January 21, 1945. He is mentioned in a letter which Lt. Dan Neel wrote to Dale Stacy's parents, "I was leading the 1st platoon and we attacked with the 2nd platoon on our right. I believe your son (Dale Stacy) was in the 2nd platoon which was under the command of 1st Lt. Richard Larrieu. I would refer you to him, but Lt. Larrieu was also killed that day."


1st Lt. Larrieu was buried in the American Military Cemetery at Grand Failly, France in Plot K, Row 12, Grave 286, next to Company C men Show and Scott who were also killed at Weiswampach. His body was returned to the United States and he is buried in the family plot which his grandparents purchased in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents are also buried there.


Thanks to Marilyn Bowers Jensen for this information and the picture.


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