Beltz, Richard Norman, Y3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1942-1945, YN-0000, USS Pensacola (CA-24)
Service Years
1942 - 1945

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Home State
North Dakota
North Dakota
Year of Birth
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Home Town
Buxton, ND
Last Address
Fulda, MN

Date of Passing
Jan 20, 2009
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Richard Beltz was born the son of Maurice & Annette Combs Beltz. He grew up in Buxton, and graduated from high school in 1935. He earned a B.A. degree from Mayville State Teachers College, Mayville, ND, in 1940. Richard taught business classes at the high school at White Lake, SD for one and one-half years before enlisting in the US Navy in 1942, as a Yeoman. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He continued his education at the University of Denver, and earned a MBA degree in 1947.

June 23, 1950, Helen Olson and Richard, both of Buxton were united in marriage. They moved to Granby, CO where Richard was Superintendent of a large county school. In 1957 the family moved to Fulda, MN
where Richard taught Business Education for 22 years. He retired in 1979.
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Service number: 6482344
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1942-1945, YN-0000, USS Pensacola (CA-24)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Tassafaronga (Fourth Savo)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Majuro (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
University of Denver
  1935-1940, Mayville State University
  1945-1947, University of Denver
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 01, 1943, Promoted to YN3
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