Neece, Richard D. Jr. - Lt. Col.
DECORATED - Lt. Col. Richard D. Neece Jr., P-51 Mustang Squadron commander, is pictured above as General Anderson presented him with the Distinguished Flying Cross at an Eighth Air Force fighter Station in England. Col. Neece, also holder of the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, was recently credited with destroying one Junkers-88 bomber and damage to another in strafing attacks on two enemy air fields. A former resident of Corsicana, Col., Neece is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Neece, Sr., Glendale, Calif. His wife, Mrs Altanell Neece and their daughter Elizabeth Ann, reside at El Paso. A graduate of the Texas College of Mines he entered the service in April 1941. Col. Neece is expected home shortly on leave.