Richard Smith Taylor

Korean War
Service #2314926
RankHospital Corpsman U.S. Navy
Date of DeathAugust 6 1952
Combat Action Ribbon (Navy)
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Hospital Corpsman Taylor was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Hospital Corpsman Taylor served aboard the aircraft carrier "USS BOXER", CV-21. He was killed when he became trapped in the Flight Surgeon's Office after a fire and explosion aboard the ship on August 6, 1952.