Cronin

 

Sgt. Richard Bernard Cronin


Born: 24 May 1918 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Roy Cronin & Madeline Gaffney-Cronin

Home:

    - 2102 South Tenth Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Garfield School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1937

            - varsity basketball team captain

            - all state team

Wife:

    - Betty Hunter-Cronin

Son: 

    - Michael

Residence: 1012 South Greenwood Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Occupation: Campbell Soup Company

Inducted:

    - May 1944

        - U. S. Army

Serial Number: 36982557

Training: 

    - Fort Walters, Texas

Unit: 163rd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division

Engagements:

    - Battle of Mindanao - Philippine Islands

        - landed at Zamboanga, Mindanao - 10 March 1945

        - Sanga-Sanga - 2 April 1945

        - Jolo Island - 9 April 1945

            - wounded

Died:

    - Hospitalized on Leyte

        - 4 May 1945 - died from wounds

Buried:

    - American Military Cemetery - Manila, Philippine Islands

        - Plot: B   Row: 10   Grave: 113









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