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Richard I Schneider


Posted By: J. Breen (email)
Date: 9/6/2019 at 20:48:18

Riverside Airman Is
Killed While in Korea

Riverside – Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schneider, farmers west of Riverside received a telegram this morning from the War Department informing them of the death of their son, Lt. Richard Schneider, 22, July 28.

Lt. Schneider had enlisted in the air force in 1952 and was a member of a helicopter unit.

Further details of the incident are unavailable at this time.

Source: Washington Evening Journal, July 29, 1954

Body of Lt. Schneider
Being Sent to Riverside

RIVERSIDE — Funeral arrangements for Second Lieutenant Richard I. Schneider, 22, were pending today at the Sorden and Adams funeral home.

Lt. Schneider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schneider, was killed July 28 in Korea in a helicopter crash. His body has arrived in San Francisco and is being sent home. Lt. Schneider enlisted in the air force in 1952 and was a member of a helicopter crew. The craft crashed In Korea while searching for a downed fighter plane.

Source: Washington Evening Journal, September 7, 1954

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 14, at St. Mary’s church for 2nd Lieut. Richard I. Schneider, 22, who was killed on July 28 near Seoul, Korea, when the helicopter he was in crashed while searching for a downed fighter plane.

A joint military service was conducted by an air force unit from Waverly and the local VFW and American Legion posts.

Richard was born March 29, 1932, near Riverside, a son of Edward and Helen Brennan Schneider. He is a graduate of St. Mary's school and attended St. Ambrose college, Davenport for two years before enlisting in the U. S. Airforce in October, 1952 as a cadet.

He was a member of St. Mary’s church, Riverside. The survivors are his parents and one sister Eileen at home, two brothers, Dwane of Iowa City and William of here.

Burial was in Mt. Olivet cemetery

Source: Lone Tree Reporter, September 16, 1954

Richard I Schneider memorial in Iowa GPP

Washington Obituaries maintained by Joanne L. Breen.
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