Richard Hugh Meyer [RG1702.AM]

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RG1702.AM:  Richard Hugh Meyer, 1926-2009

Papers:  2001-2009
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  World War II and Korean War Sailor
Size:  Five items

BACKGROUND NOTE

Richard H. “Dick” Meyer, son of Fred and Beth Meyer was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on April 4, 1926.  A 1943 graduate of Lincoln Northeast High School, Meyer served in the South Pacific during World War II.  He was involved in the invasions of Peleilu, Saipan, Tinian, Guam, the Philippines, and Okinawa.  After the war, Meyer attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, graduating in 1950.  Following Korean War service, Meyer had a career in insurance.  In 2000, he was one of a crew of twenty-eight that brought back LST325 World War II Memorial Ship from Greece.  He died in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, on April 29, 2009.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of an envelope containing five items documenting the life of Richard H. Meyer.  See the photo component [RG1702.PH] for one snapshot of USS LST 487 at sea, bound for the Philippine Islands, 1945.

INVENTORY

Item

  1.  Press Release:  Meyer Given Key to the City of Lincoln, 2001
  2.  Business Card showing LST Memorial Ship from World War II, 2000-2001
  3.  Biographical Sketch
  4.  Obituary, 2009
  5.  Photograph (photocopy)

 

Subject headings:

Meyer, Richard Hugh, 1926-2009
Military personnel -- Nebraska
Sailors -- Nebraska
United States. Navy
World War, 1939-1945

 

TMM     09-04-2020

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