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Richard “Dick” Radloff

June 23, 2013
The OBSERVER

Richard "Dick" Radloff died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his home, with his family present, after an extended illness. A native of Fredonia, N.Y., Dick was captain of the 1948 undefeated football team, as well as a starter on the basketball team. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served two combat tours on the USS Philippine Sea CV 47 during the Korean War. The USS Philippine Sea was one of the first carriers to have jets, the F9F Panther, and it played a significant role in the assault on and support of US ground troops at the Chosen Reservoir. This service led him to advocate the need for carriers, even during periods of non-war, as peacekeepers. A proud veteran and patriot, he flew and honored Old Glory daily. Following the U.S. Navy, Dick received a Bachelor of

 
 

 

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