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Richard L. Eichenlaub

October 7, 1948 — March 4, 2018

Richard L. Eichenlaub (69) passed away on March 3rd, 2018 in Hinesville, Georgia. 

Richard was born in Otway, Oh to John and Mary Eichenlaub on October 7th, 1948.  Richard spent the majority of his life serving and protecting the country he loved.   Richard was a retired Sergeant First Class (E7) with the United States Army.  During his time in the United States Army, Richard is one of a few soldiers who served tours in the Vietnam War and Persian Gulf War.  Over his 20 years of service, Richard received numerous military honors including the Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguished Service (Vietnam War), Purple Heart (Vietnam War), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. 

Upon retirement, Richard resided in Hinesville, Georgia.  Richard was known as good neighbor, community member, friend, and Uncle to many Nieces and Nephews. 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (Pennigton); brothers, Donald (Marilyn) and James (Athena); nephews, Tony, Daniel, and Mark Eichenlaub; niece, Sharon Scott; and two special friends, Troy and C.J. Bentley. 

A Memorial Service with Full Military Honors will take place at 1 pm, Friday, March 23, 2018, in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 8819 U.S. Highway 301, Glennville, GA.    

Additionally, a graveside service will take place March 31, 2018, at 11 am, in Moon Cemetery, Otway, OH. 

Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

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