Borden, Richard Winstead, PhM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, PhM-0000, USS Gage (APA-168)
Service Years
1943 - 1946
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Goldsboro, NC
Last Address
New Bern, NC

Date of Passing
Dec 20, 2012
Location of Interment
Willow Dale Cemetery - Goldsboro, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Amphibious Forces Patch Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge

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 Duty Stations
Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)US 6th Naval Beach BattalionUS Navy
  1943-1943, HA-0000, Naval Hospital Bainbridge, MD
  1943-1944, PhM-0000, US 6th Naval Beach Battalion
  1944-1945, PhM-0000, USS Gage (APA-168)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillDuke University
  1946-1950, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  1950-1953, Duke University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  WWII Draft Card
  Sep 18, 2019, General Photos1
 Additional Information
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Dr. Richard W. Borden, 87, of Newport, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at East Carolina Medical Center in New Bern. He died peacefully, surrounded by children and close friends.

Dr. Borden was born on
the 29th of October, 1925 in Goldsboro. He was the son of Paul Lambert Borden and Martha Gold Winstead Borden. After serving his country as a Navy Corpsman in WWII, he pursued his education in medical training at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University in the practice of family medicine. For over thirty years, he served as physician first in his home town of Goldsboro, then Morehead City. Dr. Borden was a founding trustee of North Carolina Outward Bound School and continued to participate with the school as long as he was able.

"Doc" was an avid outdoorsman whose interests included a compassionate love and study of all things natural and a life time involvment in Scouting. In 2004 he, along with 99 other veterans of WWII were invited to
France by the French Government to participate in the 60th anniversary of D-Day.

While in the Navy, Richard was among the first men to hit Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy. Only days before his death, he was awarded by the US Army the Bronze Star and Medical Combat Badge for his service in the
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Service number: 6578312

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