Mrs. Ruby Richards of Dalton has been informed by the War Department that her son, Cpl. James Zack Richards, 22, Sixth Division Marines, was killed May 21  in action on Okinawa. Cpl. Richards was awarded the Purple Heart last April. He had participated in five major engagements. He entered the armed forces in September, 1942, went overseas in February, 1943, and had not been home since entering the service. Cpl. Richards graduated from the Dalton High School with the class of 1940. He is survived by his mother; one brother, John Neitz Richards; and two sisters, Miss Edith Richards and Mrs. Curtis Daves and two nieces, Eva and Ann Daves.