Americans in Wartime Experience

Richard Essick

World War II

Richard Essick served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Navy.  He then served during the Korean War as a United States Marine and finally during the Cold War as a member of the U.S. Air Force.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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