United States Navy

World War II, Pacific

Killed In Action: August 9, 1942

Seaman Richard Lloyd Bolton (Unknown – August 9, 1942) was serving aboard the cruiser USS Quincy when the Quincy and other American ships exchanged heavy fire with Japanese cruisers during the Battle of Savo Island. Although the Americans lost four ships that day, the Quincy sustained many direct hits and ultimately sank after being struck by torpedoes. Seaman Bolton was among the 370 Quincy crewmen who lost their lives on August 9, 1942, and he is buried at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.