John Eddington Richardson was born on August 24, 1923 in Tuscumbia, AL to parents John Alexander and Ada Irene Underwood Richardson. As per the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Censuses, the family still lived in Tuscumbia. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on February 25, 1943 at Fort Benning, GA as a Private. He was released from service on March 10, 1946. No further information is available on his service.
He married Elsie R. Dorvel on September 22, 1949 in New York City. No further information is available on his post-war life. He died on September 23, 1992 in Armonk, NY.
U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-46. New York City, Marriage License Indexes, 1907-95, license #25614. U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.