Private First Class Richard Warren Durham was a member of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in Korea.

The Chattanooga Times, April 15, 1951
Pfc. Richard W. Durham, 18, son of Mrs. Gladys Durham, 212 Oliver Street and George Durham of Michigan, was killed in action in Korea April 5, the Department of Defense has informed his mother. A graduate of Kirkman Vocational School, Pfc. Durham joined the marine reserves in August, 1949 and left Chattanooga last September with Battery B for active duty. He was assigned to First Marine Division in Korea. Pfc. Durham was a member of the First Nazarene Church. He was a carrier for the Chattanooga News-Free Press for years and worked as a Western Union messenger two years. He was a brother of David, Barbara and Shirley Carol Durham, all of Chattanooga.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 September 1931
  • Date of death: 5 April 1951
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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