Richard Margison graduated from SCT in 1937. Before the attack
on Pearl Harbor and the American entrance into WWII, he was drafted
for one year's service in the Army in July, 1941. The attack on
Pearl Harbor changed his plans, and he remained in the Army, serving
first in the Asian theater, then graduating from Officer Candidate
School before going to England to train for the invasion of France.
He landed on Omaha Beach in June 15, 1944, and fought with Patton's
Third Army across Europe, reaching Czechoslovakia by the end of
He left the service in the fall of 1945, having attained the rank
of captain, and returned to teaching.
The upper photograph shows Marginson in Luxembourg on December
25, 1944 and the other in Westick, Germany in April 1945.
Read more about Margison in the Louis C. Jones Letters:
Letter of February
Letter of April 28, 1944