Richard Wesley Dover was born on 3 August 1921, Son of Estel Hugh Dover and Ruth Verlan Hensley.
He Died non Battle 21 March 1943.  PFC Dover died of Meningitis, spinal, acute at the Veterans Admin. Facility Hospital, Government Reservation Mountain Home, Washington County, Tennessee.

He is buried at Bybee Cemetery, Tybee, TN

Private First Class
6th Calvary, Troop C

The Greeneville Sun, 25 March 1943
Pfc. Richard Wesley Dover, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Estel Dover of Newport and a brother of Opal Dover of the Holston Orphanage in Greeneville, died Saturday at the Veterans Hospital in Johnson City following an illness of one day. Attending physicians attributed his death to spinal meningitis. Young Dover who had been in the army for three years arrived in Newport on March 13 to spend a furlough with his parents. He was a member of the cavalry unit at Fort Jackson, S.C. he was known by his associates as “Bud”.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 August 1921
  • Date of death: 21 March 1943
  • County: Cocke
  • Hometown: Newport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 6th Calvary, Troop C
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Clay Creek Cemetery, Bybee, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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