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CDR Ralph Gordon "Skip" Walling
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1885
Erie
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1965
Key West
Monroe County
Florida, USA

United States Naval Academy Class of 1908.
About 1920, he was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions during World War I:
"LIEUTENANT COMMANDER
RALPH GORDON WALLING
NAVY
For service as set forth in the following:
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Ralph Gordon Walling, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Flusser, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important convoys of troops and supplies through these waters, and in offensive and defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted against all forms of enemy naval activity during World War I."
Ralph retired from active duty about 1930. He was recalled to active duty in 1940 and was in charge of the Navy Inspection Office in Erie, PA during World War II. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Emory Andrew Walling (1854 - 1931)
  Grace Ellen Marshall Walling (1859 - 1945)
 
 Spouse:
  Norma Roberts Walling (1894 - 1973)
 
 Siblings:
  William Benson Walling (1881 - 1966)*
  Ralph Gordon Walling (1885 - 1965)
  Laura Cordelia Walling Sawdey (1890 - 1972)*
  Marion Elizabeth Walling Crawford (1896 - 1979)*
  Marietta Marshall Walling Mosher (1897 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 8, Site 6398-C
 
Created by: Scott Coyle
Record added: Aug 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40895563
CDR Ralph Gordon Skip Walling
Added by: Scott Coyle
 
CDR Ralph Gordon Skip Walling
Added by: Scott Coyle
 
CDR Ralph Gordon Skip Walling
Added by: Scott Coyle
 
 
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Thank you for your service, Wynn Woolman Beeson
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