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Michael Dennis Ratigan, Jr
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Birth: 1917
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1943
Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia

NOTE: Missing In Action - World War II - TEC 5 U.S. Army.
Memorial marker plate in St. Mary's Cemetery - Panama, Shelby County, Iowa.

He was reported missing in action during the Tunisian battle of February 15,1943. He was engaged with one of our armored regiments, in a defensive action against strong enemy forces in the vicinity of Sidi Bau Zid, Tunisia. He was presumed dead in 1944, and awarded the "Order of the Purple Heart" for military merit at the direction of the President, as a tangible expression of the Country's gratitude for his gallantry and devotion.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael Dennis Ratigan (1875 - 1917)
  Catherine Veronica Hannan Buckley (1880 - 1921)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary M Ratigan Byrne (1905 - 1985)*
  Catherine T Ratigan Cotter (1908 - 1997)*
  Helen Lucille Ratigan Schwarte (1911 - 1985)*
  Francis Aloysius Ratigan (1913 - 1980)*
  Patrick James Ratigan (1914 - 1998)*
  Michael Dennis Ratigan (1917 - 1943)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Cemetery
Panama
Shelby County
Iowa, USA
Plot: ?
 
Created by: The Seeker
Record added: Apr 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18775250
Michael Dennis Ratigan, Jr
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Michael Dennis Ratigan, Jr
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