Cecil F. Richardson

Missing Status

ABMC Burial Unit

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Cecil F. Richardson, Staff Sergeant
World War II
Service #33128509
RankStaff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Unit3rd Engineer Special Brigade
Entered Service From
Date of DeathJune 22, 1945
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines

His remains have been recovered and buried Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

Bronze Star

The Bronze Star Medal was established by an Executive Order of 4 February 1944 superseded by an Executive Order of 24 August amended by an Executive Order on 28 February 2003. It is awarded to a person who, while serving with or in the United States Army after 6 December 1941, distinguished himself or herself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, or while engaged in military operations against an opposing armed force wherein the United States was not a belligerent party. Actions while in aerial flight are not covered by this award. Awards for acts of heroism rank immediately behind the Silver Star. Awards for acts of merit or meritorious service rank immediately behind the Legion of Merit. Provisions exist for retroactive awards covering the period 7 December 1941 through 1 July 1947, based upon citations in orders, related awards and certificates, and unit awards.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.
Bronze Star