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About Richard Duane Raappana
He was usually called "Rip." His full name on his death certificate was James Richard Duane Raappana. He was a well-known athlete in the Cowlitz County area.
KELSO, Wash. May 3 (AP) - Richard "Rip" Raappana, 24, well-known southwest Washington athlete, was killed early Saturday. His automobile swerved into a Consolidated Freightways truck and trailer a mile north of here on the Pacific Highway, the state patrol reported.
Louise N. Robinson, 21, Longview, a passenger in his car, was injured critically.
The state patrol said the truck driver was Thomas U. Cave, 39, of Portland.
Raappana was an all-round athlete at Kelso high. He played college football for Eastern Washington College at Cheney and last fall was with the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
RAAPPANA~ James Richard Duane, 22; 239 S. 3rd Ave. Kelso, killed early May 3 in a traffic accident 1 mile north of Kelso. Born 10 Feb 1929. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rappana of Kelso; a son, Dale; a daughter, Susan; a brother, Bill and a sister, Mrs. Delores Tippery of Silver Lake. Funeral services are pending with the Reardon Funeral Home.
Obituatry printed in The Longview Daily News May 1952