Bio: News reporter, born 1904, Elizabethton, TN. Worked for Associated Press as a writer and sketch artist. Went to Europe during WW2 as a War Correspondent. Landed in Normandy on June 7, 1944 with the 2nd Infantry Division (the day after D-day). Later followed the 45th Infantry Division through France, worked alongside famous war cartoonist Bill Mauldin.
Worked behind William Joseph Kilroy during SGT Rock and Easy Company's fight for the Lost Battalion with Japanese-American unit in WW2. He didn't get into the action like Kilroy had and showed up at the end of the battle.
Notes: Named after the grandfather of war correspondent historian Lee Bishop, who initially suggested to Bill Tucci to tell the story of "SGT Rock and the Lost Battalion" through the eyes of a correspondent. The real life Richardson was not a newspaper reporter.