Dubuque County

Ralph Edward Scott, Seaman 1/c


Iowa’s World War II Honor Roll

These Iowans, like the ones pictured in this section last Sunday, have given their lives for their country. They came from all sections of the state, from all walks of life, and they rest today in strange and far away but never-to-be forgotten places. The final line beneath each photograph tells the geographical area in which the man was serving. Additional pictures of Iowans who have been killed in combat will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 12, 1943 (photo included)

Ralph Edward Scott was born June 11, 1922 to Clifford and Lillian Marie Bartholomew Scott. He died Dec. 7, 1941 and is memorialized at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii and has a cenotaph in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO.

Petty Officer Scott served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Utah (AG-16) and was MIA/FOD/KIA in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com