Richard Van D. Larue

Missing Status

ABMC Burial Unit

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Richard Van D. Larue, Pharmacist's Mate First Class
World War II
Service #4050813
RankPharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
UnitUnited States Naval Reserve
Entered Service From
Date of DeathNovember 12, 1943
StatusMissing In Action
Memorialized Tablets of the Missing
North Africa American Cemetery
Tunis, Tunisia

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