Lt. Col. Richard C. Emrich Sr., (RET)
An Honorable Life
WAYNESVILLE — Richard Clinton Emrich Sr., 92, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Autumn Care of Waynesville.
Born June 29, 1920, in Fairfield, Nebraska, he was the son of Anson and Helen Emrich. Immediately following his graduation from the University of Nebraska, he was commissioned as an officer to serve during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp, and ultimately earned the rank of Lt. Col. in his service in the U. S. Air Force. He completed his military career in the 113th Tactical Fighter Wing of the DC Air National Guard. Subsequently, Richard was employed by the Department of The Navy and the Federal Aviation Administration as an accountant.
Richard met his wife Margaret (pre-deceased February 2010), in Lincoln Nebraska. They were married Aug. 1, ...