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Richard Barleon '42

Date of birth: February 28, 1921

Date of death: June 14, 1943

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:


From The Berkshire Eagle of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on June 16, 1943:

Arrangements were made today for the burial in Arlington National Cemetery of Lt. (jg) Richard L. Barleon, U.S.N. son of Capt. John S. Barleon, chief of staff of the first naval district who drowned in San Francisco Harbor yesterday.

In line of duty.

Naval headquarters here announced that young Barleon was engaged in diving operations at a dry dock, but that he evidently used up oxygen faster than it was supplied to him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by an old brother, Lieut John S. Barleon Jr., and two sisters.

Both his father and his older brother were Naval Academy graduates, Class of 1907 and Class of 1935, respectively.

Class of 1942

Richard is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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