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In memoriam: Richard Sutton (’47)

Nov. 13, 2015 – Richard F. “Dick” Sutton of Summerville, South Carolina, died on Aug. 2, 2014, at the age of 93.

Sutton was awarded the Purple Heart in Germany on Nov. 22, 1944, while serving in the U.S. Army as a sergeant. He attended Salem College in West Virginia, transferred to Virginia Tech where he received his bachelor’s in forestry, and later earned his master’s at Duke University. Sutton was employed by Flack-Jones Lumber Co. (later purchased by Westvaco), from which he retired as sales manager.

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