Richard Howard Dickson was born in Knoxville. He enlisted in the Second Tennessee Infantry in August 1917. Transferred later to Company C, 120th Infantry, 30th Division, stationed at Camp Sevier, SC. Sailed for overseas duty in May 1918, and, as a member of the American Expeditionary Force, took part in all engagements of his command until September 29, 1918, on which date he was killed. Died at the age of 26.
Son of Melvin H. and Mamie D. Dickson.
Burial at Lebanon Cemetery, Knoxville