Richard Crimes, a Vietnam veteran, died Feb. 16. He was 73. The Huntsville native was a draftee who served in Vietnam from October 1970 through October 1971 with the 598th Light Maintenance Company which was part of the 931st Engineering Group. He left the Army in January 1972.

Crimes served as historian for Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1067 of Huntsville. He did videography and photography for the chapter.

“It is with great sadness we recognize the passing of Richard Crimes, a great supporter and life member of VVA Chapter 1067,” Charlie Miller, the chapter president, said. “Richard served as the chapter photographer for over 10 years, not only for (us) but provided photos and videos for other veterans organizations. God bless his family. We will miss him.”

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