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Object Name Selective Service Record
Catalog Number X1994.63.65
Scope & Content Name: Atwell, Richard Nelson
Race: White
Present Address: Lawyers Hill, Elkridge, Howard County, MD
Address on Entering Service:
Birth Place: Elkridge, MD
Birth Date: 4/10/1892
Married or Single:
U.S. Citizen: yes
Father's Name: William Nelson Atwell
Mother's Maiden Name: Annie Frances
Wife's Maiden Name: Ethel M. Layton Riner
Children's Names:
Date and Place of Induction or Enlistment: Commissioned May 8, 1917
Date and Place of Separation: Retired 2/28/1946
Civilian: (Before WWI) Electrical engineer
Service School Attended: Cavalry School 1925-6; Motor Transport School 1931-32; Chem. Warfare School 1932
Highest Rank Held: Retired as Colonel
Rank on Discharge:
Battles and Campaigns: Ordnance 1942-45.,US- Africa; Italy-Egypt; France; Germany; Belgium; So. France; Sicily; corsica
Decorations and Citations: Legion of Merit 1944; Bronze Star 1945; Croix de Guerre w/Palm
Wounds Received in Action: France 6/8/1944
Total Length of Service: 30 years
Continental Service: 28 years
Foreign Service: 2 yrs
Prior Service:
Reason and Authority for Separation: Retired
Collection Selective Service Records