Veterans History Project
Richard L. Sherard, Chief Warrant Officer, USMC & US Army, 1981 – 2013
The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Richard Sherard joined the United States Marine Corps before graduating from high school in Cheyenne, WY. He had relatives who had been in the US Army and in the USMC. His thought was that if he had to go to war, he wanted to get the best training available. In August of 1981, he left the comforts of home and made his way to San Diego, CA then to...