Richard Kenneth Orr (1911-1944)
MC Class: 1934
Years at MC: 1930-1934
Hometown: Canton, IL, later Pacific, MO
Life at MC: English major with minors in Psychology and Political Science; Athenian Literary Society, Debate, Three I Club, Highland Echo (all four years and Editor-in-Chief during Junior year), Student Council, Student-Faculty Committee, YMCA Advisory Board, Writers Workshop
Military Branch: US Army
Military Unit: Chaplains' Corps
Medals Awarded: None Known
Date Missing: N/A
Date of Death: 10 December 1944
Location of Death: Schick General Army Hospital, Clinton, Iowa
Circumstances of Death: Became ill with anemia while in Papua New Guinea and was flown back to the USA for treatment where he died three weeks later.
Burial/Memorial Information: Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98250757/richard-k-orr)
April 1, 1943 Letter from Richard K. Orr ("Dick") to "Jim"
January 8, 1945 Obituary in Digest of the Presbytery of St. Louis
March 1945 Obituary in Bulletin of McCormick Theological Seminary