Lieutenant Richard miller Barclay
Richard Miller Barclay was one of the many American soldiers killed on D-Day while participating in the Normandy Beach Landing during World War II. A native of Riverton, New Jersey, Lieutenant Barclay enlisted into the US Naval Air Corps at the age of 21 as a pilot in the Scouting Squadron aboard the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa. On June 6th, 1944, Lieutenant Barclay successfully flew the two recognizance flight missions he was assigned. However, a lesser-ranked pilot refused to fly his mission, leading Lieutenant Barclay to fly a third mission in that man's place. His plane was shot down in a field near Colleville-sur-Mer. Lieutenant Richard Miller Barclay was a true hero. Through this website, we hope to honor not only Lieutenant Barclay, but all the soldiers who fought for us during World War II in their
Sacrifice for Freedom.
"our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. they have earned our undying gratitude. america will never forget their sacrifices."
- president Harry s. Truman
world war ii monuments
When World War II finally came to an end, numerous monuments and memorials were erected in honor of all who fought. Here below are still pictures of memorials that honor the soldiers that fought in WWII. Among several of the names include Lieutenant Richard M. Barclay.
"They fought together as brothers-in-arms.
They died together and now they sleep side by side.
To them we have a solemn Obligation."
-Admiral Chester A. Nimitz
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