SFC Richard R. Bagley

Photo courtesy of Douglas Gauntt Company A 1/22 Infantry 1966-1967



Richard (Dick) Reid Bagley 8/29/34 - 6/30/10

Born to Wayne and Violet Bagley in Walla Walla, WA. Passed away in Tacoma, WA. Dick served in the U.S. Army for 22 years
and retired in 1975 in Tacoma, WA. He proudly served his country in Korea, Germany and multiple tours in the Republic of Vietnam.
While serving he was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star with V-device for Valor and the Bronze star with Oak Leaf Cluster
along with many other decorations and citations . Dick started his next career of 20 years at Sound Refinery in Tacoma.

Dick being the warm caring person he was always made time for his family. Time spent together with his family on Sundays
eating dinner together and everyone enjoying his fresh green beans. Although he loved to spend time in his yard and garden
his greatest treasure was definitely his family, whether he was Dick, Dad, Papa, Pa, Uncle Dick or Dickley everyone always felt welcomed
and special to him.

Dick graduated from Morton High School where excelled in boxing. He worked as a logging truck driver before joining the U.S. Army.
He married Ila Thompson on 12/11/59. He loved traveling , camping and fishing with his wife of 50 plus years.
Dick is proceeded in death by his parents Wayne and Violet, brothers Harold and Bob, sisters Shirley Bruschini and Donna Anderson,
son William (Billy). He is survived by his loving wife Ila, sisters Darlene Carlstrom. Karen (Roy) Oakes, sons Rick (Joann)
and Don (Patty), daughters Sherri (Wes) Burt and Sheila. Granddaughters Shaelynn, Bonnie. Karissa and Halie one grandson Joshua.
Great grandchildren Courtney and Hayden. Wonderful in-laws Bill and Bonnie Martin, Jack and Helen Thompson and his two dogs Shatzi and Breta

. His twinkle in his eyes and warm smile were always comforting and were true signs of his enjoyment of life. You will live forever in our hearts.
Thank you God for Blessing us with his presence. A celebration of Dicks life will be held at a later date and time.


Richard Bagley as a Staff Sergeant
during training prior to going toVietnam


Richard Bagley in Vietnam


Combat Infantryman's Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star with V/Device & 1 oak leaf cluster,
Purple Heart (1 oak leaf cluster), Good Conduct Medal (6 of them), Army Occupational Medal (Germany)
National Defense Service Medal (2), Vietnam Service Medal, Rep of Vietnam Cross of Galantry
w/Bronze Star, Rep Of Vietnam Campaign Medal
, 3 Overseas Service Bars




Morton City Cemetery
Lewis County
Washington, USA
Plot: Right Columbarium Row 5


Grave marker for Richard R. Bagley

Photo by Cemetery Wanderer from the Find A Grave website








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