Richard Dineen

Is Wounded on Belgian Front
Private First Class Richard Dineen, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. (Buck) Dineen, was wounded in action in Belgium on January 10, according to a War Department telegram received by his parents. He is now at a U.S. hospital.

Private First Class Dineen enlisted in the service in September 1943 and passed examinations for the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP). He trained at Fort Benning, GA.

He was transferred to the Infantry when ASTP was cancelled.

He has been overseas since October 1944 and was in the fighting at Metz and other western front battles. He has been awarded the Combat Infantry Medal and the Purple Heart.

Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

Richard's father owned Dineen's Bar and Grill, a popular eating establishment in Downtown Eau Claire.