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Cronin, Sgt. Richard B. - Bataan Project

Cronin, Sgt. Richard B.


Sgt. Richard Bernard Cronin 
Born: 24 May 1918 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: Roy Cronin and Madeline Gaffney-Cronin 
– 2102 South Tenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
– Garfield School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1937 
– varsity basketball team captain 
– all-state team 
Employment: Campbell Soup Company 
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
– Contact Person: Roy Charles Cronin – father
Residence: 1842 South Cicero Avenue – Cicero, Illinois
– Betty Hunter-Cronin 
– Michael 
Residence: 1012 South Greenwood Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
– May 1944 
– U. S. Army 
Serial Number: 36982557 
– Fort Walters, Texas 
Unit: 163rd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division 
– Battle of Mindanao – Philippine Islands 
– landed at Zamboanga, Mindanao – 10 March 1945 
– Sanga-Sanga – 2 April 1945 
– Jolo Island – 9 April 1945 
– wounded 
– Hospitalized on Leyte 
– 4 May 1945 – died from wounds 
– American Military Cemetery – Manila, Philippine Islands 
– Plot: B Row: 10 Grave: 113 



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