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Heidkamp, Richard A. (P2, C2, L28)heidkamp headstone 2

Technical Sergeant 5 Richard Anthony Heidkamp was born 12 March 1922, at Covington, Boone County, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard at Covington, on 10 February 1941, with Battery C, 103rd Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft). He was inducted into federal service 10 February 1941, with his unit. Heidkamp died of wounds sustained in combat on 25 June 1944. He is buried in the Florence, Kentucky, Cemetery. Heidkamp listed his civilian occupation at enlistment as apprentice carpenter. He was the son of Lillian Osborn Florence and step-father Jefferson L. Osborn of Florence.


    T/5 Richard A. Heidkamp
    The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) 10 Feb 1948, Tue Page 14
    The body of T/5 Richard A. Heidkamp, who was killed June 25, 1944, in the invasion of Normandy, will arrive tomorrow morning in Northern Kentucky.
    Technician Heidkamp was 22 years old at the time of his death. He was attached to the 103rd Artillery Division. He enlisted in the Army in February, 1941, when he was a resident of Florence. His mother, Mrs. Lloyd Osborn, now lives in Plant City, Fla.
    Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stith funeral home, Florence. There will be a military ceremony at the grave in Florence Cemetery under the auspices of Boone Post No. 4 of the American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon tomorrow until the time of the services.

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