Richard Micheaux: WWII veteran who still wears his dog tags is missing in New York Found

UPDATE:  Richard has been found.  The authorities were able to track him to Philadelphia and then found he made a credit card purchase in Las Vegas.  He was found at the Flamingo Hotel on Monday.   He was disoriented, his son Gregg Micheaux told NBC 4 New York. He was wandering in front of the Flamingo Hotel, and he believed he was still in New York when he was found by police.  and was taken to the hospital for observation.  

Previous story:  Richard Micheaux, 92, from New York has been missing since last week.  He left his home on Convent Avenue in Hamilton Heights to take his regular walk on Amsterdam Avenue when he went missing.

Greg Micheaux said, “He was totally cognizant.  I’m hoping that maybe it’s his first stage of dementia or Alzheimer’s.”

 Greg Micheaux said his father had about $300 in cash with him when he disappeared and police are trying to track his cellphone, which keeps going to voicemail.

Richard is 5’5″ tall and 100 pounds.  He still wears his dog tags and is a World War II veteran.  He served as a staff sergeant in the Air Force during World War II. His son stated he was shot in the back and wounded in the Pacific.

He was wearing a beige baseball cap with U.S. Open logo, blue carpenter jeans with a white zig-zag pattern and black shoes.

Please call 1-800-577-8477 if you see him. 

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