Veteran's History Project
Richard W. Hughes, Petty Officer 2nd Class, US Navy, 1943 to 1946
July 27, 2017
Larry Nelson for the Western Nebraska Observer
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.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Richard Hughes (Dick) and his family relocated to Laramie, Wyoming. By the time he was sixteen years old, he had graduated from high school. Dick went on and took some classes at the University of Wyoming. He wanted to join the Navy...
Dick went to the local recruiter's office and went as far as a physical exami...