PVT Richard Herman Mudd Jr. was born 21 Jul 1921 in Springfield, Kentucky. He and his younger sister were the only children born to Richard Herman and Mary Josephine (Donnelly) Mudd. His father worked for many years as a salesman for various firms. By 1940 the family lived in a home at 2212 Woodbourne Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky which was valued at $5000. Young Richard was working as a clerk in a tobacco warehouse and he reported a 1939 income of $290. He had managed to complete 3-years of high school before beginning to work full-time.
Richard was drafted in December 1943. After his basic training he was sent to the European theater and on 15 Jul 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to L Company 116th Infantry. PVT Mudd was killed in action on 15 Jul 1944 (the morning report give 18 Jul 1944 as the date of death).
PVT Mudd was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in Saint Rose Cemetery in Springfield, Kentucky.
Grandfather, Dr. Richard E. Mudd, served as a surgeon in Confederate service during the Civil War. He is undoubtedly related to Dr. Samuel Mudd