Born 15 September 1892, Knoxville, Tennessee
Richard Ferguson Kirkpatrick volunteered his services to the U.S. Army May 29, 1917. First assigned to Company F, 138th Infantry, 35th Division, and later transferred to Company L, 306th Infantry, 77th Division. Embarked for France in May 1918. Saw service on the Swiss border and in the Vosges Mountains. Attended an Officers Training School for three months and received a commission as second lieutenant. Killed in action October 1, 1918, in the battle of the Argonne.
His remains were returned under Special Order #64 of 1 September 1921. They departed Hoboken, New Jersey by train to Washington D.C. and then to Knoxville, Tennessee. He was buried at Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 15 September 1892
- Date of death: 15 October 1918
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company L, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Argonne
- Burial/Memorial Location: Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Top Panel
- Sponsored by: John B. Romeiser
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