Nov. 12, 1988 Hendersonville Henderson County North Carolina, USA
US Navy World War II Prisoner of War
Bataan Death March
USN Grade: Chief torpedoman Area Served: Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands Detaining Country: Japan Camp: Tokyo POW Hospital - Shinagawa Yokohama 35-139 Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
Ralph never talked about the War, he was a POW for 4-5 years. He was tortured, but the torture did not show physically or mentally. He retired from the Navy.