In Memoriam... Richard 'Dick' Adams, LC00076... December 11, 2017
Former KWVA National President
Richard (Dick) Adams reported to his
final duty post on December 11th, 2017
after a short illness.
Richard was born on September 4,
1932. He grew up in Porterville, CA. He
proudly served in the United States Army
during the Korean Was as a Tank
Commander in the 24th Division Recon
Company. Dick earned two Purple Hearts
and the Bronze Star of Valor.
Adams was a vital hand in establishing
the Korean War Veterans Memorial in
Washington D C. As a Congressional
Delegate he was instrumental in bringing
home MIA remains from North Korea.
In 1953 he met Mary Ann Gordon, to
whom he was married for 64 years. He
retired from Raisin City Co-Op Cotton Gin
after 40 years of service as the Cotton Gin
Manager. Those left to cherish his memo-
ries are his wife, Mary Ann; son Thomas
and wife Nan; son Richard; granddaughter
Kristen and husband Rusty Newburry, and
granddaughter Kari Griffith and 13 great-
Dick was buried on December 22, 2017
at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in
Arvin, CA. Dick was so proud of all of the
continued hard work members of the
KWVA continue to do to keep the public
informed about the Korean War.
Anyone who wishes to make a donation
in his name is invited to do so at Caruthers
Veterans Memorial, PO Box 837,
Caruthers, CA 93609 or Central Valley
Honor Flight, 5260 North Palm Ave. #122
Fresno, CA 93704.
Thanks to Mary Ann Adams,
Caruthers, CA for the above info.