Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.Born:

Died: November 4, 1944



Private First Class Richard A. Sweet was a World War II veteran.  

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 13, 1948

Two Saranac War Dead Returned to USA from Europe

The bodies of PFC Richard Allen Sweet and Staff Sgt. Leon Stanley Liscomb of Saranac Lake are among remains of 15 northern New York war dead which have been returned to the United States from Europe aboard the Army Transport "Oglethorpe Victory."

The War department announced today the return of the bodies at the request of the next of kin. They will be escorted to Schenectady and then to their home towns  for final services.


PFC. Sweet was killed in action in France on Nov. 4, 1944. He  had  been  in  the front-line fighting in France since the Invasion of Southern France when he landed with American units. He entered the Army on Oct. 11, 1943 and trained at Camp Upton and Camp Croft, S. C, and Fort Meade, Md.

PFC. Sweet was ordered overseas in April, 1944 and landed in Africa. He then saw action in Sicily and participated in the invasion of Italy from Anzio beachhead to Rome. He served with the Fifth Army under Lieut. Gen. Mark W. Clark...