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Richard O. Cullum

Company B-1

17 Aug 1939 - 15 Feb 1994

Place of Death: Baltimore, MD

Interment: Calvary Mausoleum, St. Petersburg, Florida

Well done, Dick.  Be thou at peace.


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He was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1939, the son of Earl O. and Louise H. Cullum. He graduated from high school at Miami, Oklahoma, and from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in the Class of 1961. He served two Army Combat tours in Vietnam, and other foreign assignments in Korea, South America and the Middle East. He was a Life Member of the Dallas Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) and for many years a member of Oak Lawn United Methodist Church in Dallas.


He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, and earned his Master's Degree at Vanderbilt University. The last five years of his 25 years Regular Army Active Duty was on the Joint Chiefs Staff at the Pentagon, where he retired in 1986.


He entered Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in December 1993 with bone marrow cancer, and was writing his Ph.D dissertation during his last illness.

He is survived by his wife, Jill Akins Cullum, and sons, Chad 0. and Matthew MacGregor Cullum, who all reside at Manassas, Virginia, his father, Colonel Earl 0. Cullum, at Dallas, Texas, a brother, Kenneth H. Cullum at Bristol, Virginia, a sister, Kathryn Cullum Lee at Miami, Oklahoma, and eleven nieces and nephews.

He died at Johns Hopkins on February 15, 1994. He was buried on February 18,1994 in Calvary Mausoleum in St. Petersburg, Florida. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:30 P.M. on February 27, 1994 at the OAK LAWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Oak Lawn Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn (521-5197).

Source: The Dallas Morning News, Friday, February 25, 1994


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