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Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


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2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   508
Name   Richard, Ambrose F.
Birth Date   21 December 1922
Birth Place   Nederland, Jefferson Co., Texas
Death Date   18 Oct 2011
Death Place   Nederland, Jefferson Co., Texas
Cause of Death    
Place of Burial   Oak Bluff Cemetery, Port Neches, Jefferson Co., Texas
Service Branch   Army


Rank/Grade   Corporal
Date of Enlistment   18 January 1943
Date of Discharge   19 January 1946
Service Occupation   Pvt -- Anti-aircraft Artillery Basic Training -- 3 months
Cpl -- Anti-aircraft Range Section NCO -- 20 months: Soldier was in charge of seven men working the automatic sighting, aiming and firing of a 40 mm aintiaircraft weapon. He checked the fire control instruments and all ammunition before the gun was fired. The location of the weapon itself and all its intricate equipment were decided and placed by him.
Locations of Military Service   Germany
Father   Joe Richard
Mother   Eva Richard
Spouse   Jane Richard
Date of Marriage    
Additional Biographical Information   Per son: "When Dad was discharged from the service he went to work for the Gulf Refinery and retired in 1981. In 2008 the Nederland School District decided to give the people that left school early to join the army their diplomas. He sure was proud. He left school with 3-1/2 years at N.H.S. in 1941."
Civilian Occupation   Retired as a maintenance supervisor from Gulf Refinery.
From Separation Qualification Record - 1946: "Barrel Filler II: Was employed by the Gulf Oil Company, Port Arthur, Texas from 1941 to 1943. Filled steel drums to their proper height with petroleum and attached the seal to the top of same. Then he stenciled the manufacturers name, the product it contained and its weight on the drum."
Date Added to Database   30 July 2015
Source of Service Information   Earl Richard (son), Discharge document and obituary.
Oral History  


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