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Cronin, Sgt. Richard B.

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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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