Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps., serving during WWII,
and had lived in the area since 1945. He was a member of American
Legion and a past commander of Post 282 in Ypsi. Also a member of
VFW Post 423 in Ann Arbor, and member of the Eagles and the Moose.
He volunteered at VA hospital for 15 + years. He volunteered his time
with the 40 et 8, Boystown and long active participant with American
Legion Post 282.