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Corp Ralph Edward Auten
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1931
Death: Sep. 22, 1950, South Korea

Ralph Auten Is Korean Casualty

Marine Corporal Ralph Edward Auten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete A. Auten of Sheridan, has been reported as killed in action in Korea according to the Department of Defense. Corp. Auten, who was 19 last April, entered the service Aug. 2, 1948 and took basic training at Camp Pendleton, Calif. After 15 months on Guam he arrived in Korean Aug. 2. Corp. Auten left Sheridan high school in his junior year. Besides his parents, he leaves three sisters, Vera, Virginia and Vivian and two brothers, Leslie and Duane, all of the home. (The Maryville Daily Forum, Maryville, MO, Tuesday Evening, October 10, 1950, p. 1, Col. 1)


Services Held Sunday For Sheridan Soldier

The body of Ralph Auten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Auten of the Sheridan vicinity, arrived Saturday at the Dunfee funeral home in Grant City. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Christian church in Sheridan, conducted by teh Rev. C. A. Abbott, pastor of the Hopkins Christian church. Burial was in the Parnell cemetery. Young Auten, 19 years of age, was killed in the battle for Seoul, Korea in Sept. 1950. He enlisted in the marine corps while he was a junior in high school completing his studies after his enlistment. He was graduated with the class of 1950. Besides his parents, he is survived by three sister and two brothers. (The Maryville Daily Forum, Maryville, MO, Wednesday Evening, May 16, 1954, p. 4, Col. 6) 
 
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Burial:
Parnell Cemetery
Parnell
Nodaway County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 15, 2011
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Corp Ralph Edward Auten
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