Richard "Dick" Hotchkiss

Date of Birth:  February 27, 1916


Place of Birth:  Council Grove, Kansas


Father and Mother’s Names:   Edmund & Mildred, brother of Allen & Wilma Hotchkiss


Spouse and Children’s Names:  Pauline E. Umberger Hotchkiss


Date Entered Service:  TBD


Service Branch:   Army Air Corps


Rank:  Captain


Division/Company/Unit info: 101st Airborne, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Company I.


Richard and Pauline were high school and college sweethearts. They grew up in Manhattan, Kansas, and were married in June of 1942, against her father's wishes. He did not wish to see her become a war widow, but she became one anyway. Dick and Pauline had no children together.


Riley Connection:  Attended Manhattan High School 1932-1934. Graduated from Kansas State College with a B.S. ( Attended 1935-1939).  He was a talented athlete and track star at both MHS and KSC. Richard's mother was living at 800 Fremont at the time of his death (source: 1944 Manhattan Mercury article).


Date of Death (and Age):  June 6, 1944 (age 28).


Place of Death:  Caen, France.

Grave Location:  Re-interred from France to Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, KS in 1948.





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