Richard V. Buck
|Buck Residence 359 Shedaker St. (left)|
|Richard and his brother, William.|
Courtesy of Courier Post 7/18/1924
By 1930, the Denofs and Buck brothers moved from Barrington to the 100 block of Bell Road in Mt. Ephraim, where Richard and his younger brother, Victor were attending grade school. According to the 1940 census, Richard was working at the Campbell Soup Company in Camden and living with his aunt and uncle who had now moved to 212 Fifth Avenue in Mt. Ephraim.
|816th Tank Destroyer Battalion Patch|
|M5 3" Anti-Tank Gun|
|M3 Half-Track Vehicle|
It was 3:30 in the afternoon of August 13, 1942 and Richard had been into his second month of training at Camp Cooke. The truck he was driving suddenly overturned, crushing his spine, jaw and left arm. These horrific injuries killed Buck instantly. Two days later, PFC Buck’s casket was loaded onto a rail car and transported back to New Jersey. A representative from the 816th T.D.B., Corporal Krwawecz was detailed to escort his remains home.
|Grave marker of Richard V. Buck|