Richard Paul McCurry was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to Charles Edgar McCurry and Isa Emmaline Spurgeon. Sibings: George D. McCurry, Charles Eugene McCurry, James Hubert McCurry, Betty Ruth McCurry.
He served in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Division, 4th Marines
He was returned from Okinawa, 6th Marine Division No. 1, Ryukyu, Retto.
He was buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on December 9, 1949 (Section A, Plot 5703)

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, June 7, 1945
At home on furlough after completing 35 missions over Germany, First Lt. George D. McCurry’s happiness was shattered last Saturday when he learned of the death of his soldier-brother. Pfc. Richard P. McCurry, killed in action, May 20 on Okinawa. Lt. McCurry, 25, had been overseas nine months and took part in the bombing of Berlin. Pfc. McCurry, 20, a Marine, has been in the Pacific area for 18 months. They have another brother in service. Pfc. Eugene McCurry, 24, stationed in Florida. The soldoers are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. McCurry, 224 East Oklahoma Avenue. Lt. McCurry plans to seek transfer to the Pacific battlefron, relatives said, “to even the score for the death of his brother.”

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 March 1924
  • Date of death: 24 May 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 6th Marine Division, 4th Marines
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Okinawa
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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