Richard Lincoln Volk, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

Richard Lincoln Volk
Private First Class, US Army
Date of Birth: October 3, 1924
Date of Death: January 27, 1945
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Portage, Porter County, Indiana
Cause of Death: Died of Wounds (Battle of Luzon, Philippines)
Date of Enlistment: March 12, 1943
Hometown: Garyton
Note: Richard L. Volk's twin brother, Russell E. Volk was also killed while serving in the military during World War II.

Newspaper Notices:

Plan Service For Pfc. Richard Volk

A memorial service for Pfc. Richard Volk who died of wounds received in the battle of Luzon will be conducted in St. Francis Xavier church, East Gary, Thursday at 9 a. m. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Volk, of Garyton, Porter County.

The service will be in charge of the pastor, Rev. John Schaeffer, assisted by Rev. Francis X. Guerre, of St. Paul Catholic church, Valparaiso, and Rev. Mathias Bodington, chaplain of Mercy hospital, Gary.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 25, 1945; Volume 18, Page 3, Column 8

Body of Garyton Veteran Arrives At San Francisco

The body of a Porter county war hero, killed in the Pacific theater, has arrived in San Francisco from a temporary military cemetery in the Philippine Islands.

He is Pfc. Richard L. Volk, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Volk, of 12503 Central avenue, Garyton. Young Volk was killed Jan. 27, 1945 during the fighting on Luzon.

Private Volk was graduated from Portage township high school at Crisman and had worked for a time in Gary. He had seen action in New Guinea before taking part in the invasion of Luzon.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 30, 1948; Volume 21, Number 302, Page 1, Column 8

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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