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Martin, Ralph E.


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 18:07:12

Martin, Ralph E.

Cedar Rapids, IA

Serial No: 0-350489

Born: Jul 21, 1913

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Sam Martin

Entered the Army: Aug 18, 1942, CWS

Training in US: Edgewood, MD

Left for Overseas: Left New York on Jan 4, 1943; arrived Gurrock, Scotland on Jan 13, 1943. Assigned 754th Chemical Depot Co., Avn.; 766th Chemical Depot Co., Avn.; 9th Air Force Hqtrs

Sent to Front: Jun 10, 1944, 766th Chemical Depot Co., Avn.

Engagements: Invasion of France, Battle of the Bulge, Belgium, Germany, (Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland).

Medals-Ribbons: Meritorious Service Plaque. EAME with 3 Bronze Stars

Returned to US: From LeHavre, France on Jul 13, 1945; arrived New York on Jul 27, 1945

Discharged: Lowry Fields, CO on Oct 13, 1945

Rating: Lt. Col.

Months in Service: In US, 7; overseas, 31

Present Occupation: Proprietor sporting goods store

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


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