Hamilton County


Cpl. Perry Martin Richeson





Leon Stark, S2/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Stark of Stratford, who was wounded in the Okinawa campaign has been returned to Farragut, Idaho, according to word received here. He served aboard the destroyer U.S.S Aaron Ward and had been overseas six months. He wears the presidential citation. His wife and daughter live at Stratford.

Another son of the Starks, John V. Stark, S2/c, has been in the service since October, 1944, and at present is waiting on ship repair at San Diego, Cal.

A son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Stark, Cpl. Perry Richeson, is located in Puerto Rico, after serving with the Fifth army in Italy. At his present station, Richeson is working in an ice cream factory with six Puerto Rican civilians under his direction. Corporal Richeson was employed at Forrester’s creamery in this city prior to entering the service.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - July 11, 1945

Two sons and a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. (Myrtle M. Egland) Stark of Stratford served their country in World War II:

Son-in-law, Cpl. Perry Martin Richeson, husband of LaVonne Arlene Stark Richeson* was born Oct. 5, 1912 to E. H. and Lottie Richeson. He died Mar. 27, 1986.

Cpl. Richeson served with the U.S. Army with the 91st Infantry Division, 346th Field Artillery, Battery C.

Sources: ancestry.com
*Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - May 12, 1942