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In honor of T/Sgt Richard Cone, US Army - Served in World War II and Korea
Hometown: St. Paul
(Submitted August 29, 2008 by Thomas Cone)

Dick graduated from Central HS in St. Paul and immediately entered service during WWII. He served as a mortar squad leader landing in France on D-Day+1 and went all the way to Germany. He was awarded the Bronze star and three purple hearts. After his active duty was completed, he joined the Air Force reserve and was again called to active duty during the Korean Conflict, during which period he served in several flight support positions. After Korea, Dick was discharged and completed college at Macalaster in St. Paul. He spent 27 years in contract administration with Honeywell working on both Space contracts and large defense contracts. Deceased in 2002 and buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetary.

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