Major General, United States Marine Corps
Date of birth: 6 February 1872
Place of birth: Ironton, Ohio
Home of record: Ironton, Ohio
George Richards graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1891. He was awarded the Brevet Medal for his heroism during the Boxer Rebellion in China, and earned the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for his work in the Paymaster's Department during World War I. He retired with more than 40 years of service in 1936, as a Major General.
Awards and CitationsMarine Corps Brevet MedalAwarded
for actions during the China Relief.
WASHINGTON, January 9, 1948 - Major General George Richards, USMC, retired, died in Bethesda, Maryland, Naval Hospital today, at the age of 75. He had been in the hospital for five years.
Born in Ironton, Ohio, General Richards served
with the Marines for forty-three years. He was appointed Paymaster
of the Corps in 1909, a position he held until his retirment in 1936.
Posted: 6 May 2009