Richard Hayes Culpepper1

Male, #47263, (1 Oct 1930 - 18 Jul 1989)
Father*James Lee Culpepper Jr.1 (21 Jun 1898 - 1 Apr 1956)
Mother*Kathleen Park1 (c 1900 - )
Name Variation He was also known as Hayes.2 
Birth*1 Oct 1930 He was born on 1 Oct 1930 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California.1,3 
Korean War*between 1950 and 1953 He served as an officer in the Korean War between 1950 and 1953
(US Marines.)2
Hayes Culpepper promoted to 2nd Lieutenant
Photographed1950 He was photographed in 1950 at Korea.2
Richard Hayes Culpepper
Photographed1952 He was photographed in 1952 at Korea.2
Hayes Culpepper 1952?
Photographed*1952 He was photographed in 1952 at Korea.2
Hayes Culpepper 1952?
Death of Father1 Apr 1956 His father James Lee Culpepper Jr. died on 1 Apr 1956 at Yolo Co., California.1,4 
Death*18 Jul 1989 He died at Marin Co., California, on 18 Jul 1989 at age 58.5,2 
Biography* Richard attended the University of California, Berkeley as a chemistry major. He subsequently entered Naval Cadet Training in Pensacola, Fla. Upon completion, he went into the Marine Corp and was stationed in Hawaii. He flew in the Korean War, and crashed in the Pacific somewhere off the coast of Hawaii, spending 16 hours in shark infested waters until finally rescued. Anti-shark floatation saved him. On another occasion, while trying to eject, his catapult would not release. His jet went into a nose dive and he lost consciousness for a moment before controlling the jet and landing safely. While stationed in Korea, he developed Hepatitis and was hospitalized for 3 months, almost dying. After eight years he resigned his commission and received a honorable discharge as Captain.2 

Family

Barbara Ortman
Children
ChartsSampson Culpepper of Wilkinson Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180
  2. E-mail written 2003 to Lew Griffin from Catherine Culpepper Crottogini, e-mail address.
  3. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services, compiler, California Birth Records, 1905-1995, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247
    San Francisco Co.
  4. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    James Lee Culpepper Jr., 21 Jun 1898 - 1 Apr 1956, Served 15 May 1918 to 30 Sep 1921 as QUARTERMASTER 2D in the US Navy, Interred 4 Apr 1956 in Golden Gate National Cemetery, Section V, Site 371.
  5. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180
    has 13 July 1990.