Richard attended the United States Military Academy, West Point for two years and graduated from Norwich Military School. Norwich University, The Military College of Vermont, is a private military academy in Northfield VT. Norwich is the oldest private military college in the United States.
Richard served in Vietnam from 1969-1972. He would attain the rank of Major. (Editor’s note: Wittmeyer’s headstone at Jefferson Barracks cemetery erroneously indicates 1LT). He served in the 101st Airborne, earning his jump wings, and the Pathfinder Badge.
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