A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Monday, December 5, 2016
PVT Vernon Lafayette Richardson
PVT Vernon Lafayette Richardson was born 24 Feb 1918 to Lovell Allen and Maggie Arena (Holcomb) of Bardwell, Texas. The 3rd of 7 children, he helped his father with the family farm. Vernon married Clydie Mae Sumrow in Navarro County, Texas on 16 Apr 1938 when he was only 20 years old. As late as 1940 he was still working on a farm. They had 3 children, 2 of whom are still living, and several grand-children.
We aren't certain when Vernon entered the service but he was assigned to C Company 116th Infantry on 28 Oct 1944. PVT Richardson was killed on 5 Dec 1944. He rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.
Clydie re-married many years later and passed away in 2001.