Richard P. Padgett

World War II
Service #O-553036
RankSecond Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Unit303rd Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division
Entered Service From
South Carolina
Date of DeathApril 30, 1945
Buried Plot E Row 37 Grave 37
Lorraine American Cemetery
St Avold, France

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

Purple Heart