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Richard F. Kirkpatrick


Richard F. Kirkpatrick (Sept. 15, 1892-Oct. 1, 1918) was from Knoxville, Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee in the Class of 1917. He volunteered for the U.S. Army in May 29, 1917 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. He first assigned to Company F, 138th Infantry, 35th Division, and later transferred to Company L, 306th Infantry, 77th Division when he embarked for France in May 1918. 2nd Lt. Kirkpatrick saw service on the Swiss border and in the Vosges Mountains. He was killed in action on October 1, 1918, in the Battle of the Argonne during the 306th Infantry's assault on Hill 182 near St. Juvin, France.

2nd Lt. Richard Kirkpatrick's remains were returned under Special Order #64 of 1 September 1921. They departed Hoboken, New Jersey by train to Washington D.C. and then to Knoxville, Tennessee. He is buried at Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Branch: Army
  • UT Major/Affiliation: Class of 1917
  • Hometown: Knoxville