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LTC Frederick Ratcliff
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1926
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 2014
Cedar Hill
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Son of Rev. Ford Ratcliff and Mrs. Margie Ratcliff

Sibling to Ford Jr.; Mary; Ethel; Thelma; and Harold

Graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, New Orleans, Louisiana

Earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Industries from Tuskegee Institute

Married Mary Elizabeth Burney of Troy, Alabama on September 1, 1951

Father of Fredna, Darryl, Judy, and Geniene

Grandfather of Brandon; Darryl II; David; Wiley and Andrew

Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1954

Served in occupation forces during World War II; saw combat duty in Korea. Earned the Bronze Star and a variety of other awards and decorations during his military career; retired as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves

Employed with the United States Postal Service for 25 years and rose through the ranks from Railway Mail Clerk to General Supervisor before retiring in 1986

One of the founders of the St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (A.M.E. Zion) in Dallas, Texas; served as chairman of the Trustee Board and president of the Cathedral Choir

Married Bobbie Edwards on February 14, 2002

Leadership and Affiliations:

Board of Directors, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas

Past President, The Association of Senior Citizens Groups of Metropolitan Dallas, Incorporated

President, South Dallas Amateur Radio Club

Past Vice-President, Dallas Metroplex Council of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees

President, Chapter 122 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees

A Master Mason

Member, Tuskegee University Alumni Association

Member, Dallas Metroplex Council of Black Alumni Associations

Member, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Member, National Urban League

Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Burney Ratcliff (1928 - 2013)
 
Burial:
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: daughterofcal3
Record added: Jul 05, 2014
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LTC Frederick Ratcliff
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LTC Frederick Ratcliff
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LTC Frederick Ratcliff
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