Muscatine County

1st Lt. Richard Lane



Lt. Richard Lane Of West Liberty Dies In Action

West Liberty—First Lieut. Richard Lane of the U. S. Army was killed in action Dec. 16, in France, according to a message received from the War Department late Thursday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lane of West Liberty.

Lieut. Lane was with an engineer combat unit and had been serving overseas since March, 1943.

He was a graduate of West Liberty high school and later attended Coe College at Cedar Rapids. He entered service in August, 1942. Lieut. Lane was graduated from the Fort Belvoir, Va., Officer Candidate School.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, December 29, 1944 (photo included)