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Mary Agnes Desmond Ruch
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Birth: 1893
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1968
Rhode Island, USA

mother of Charles Ruch who was killed in Okinawa in WW2

married-
Maine Marriages, 1892-1996
Groom's Name: Ruch Emile H
Groom's Residence: Portland, ME
Bride's Name: Desmond Mary
Bride's Residence: Boston, MA
Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1913
Certificate: 0




father of Charles Ruch who was killed in Okinawa in WW2-
Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930
Name: Charles D Ruch
Parent 1: Emile H Ruch
Parent 2: May A Ruch
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1917

infant-

Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930
Name: - Ruch
Relation: s
Parent 1: Emile H Ruch
Parent 2: Mary A Ruch
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1919

Rhode Island Deaths, 1630-1930
Name: - Ruch
Relation: s
Kin 1: Emile H Ruch
Kin 2: Mary Ruch
Death Date: 10 Aug 1919

additional information courtesy of christina11 in the forums

birth and death dates courtesy of christina11 and threadsewer in the forums


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Letter to Charles' mother

(COPY)

HEADQUARTERS, III AMPHIBIOUS CORPS
c/o Fleet Post Office
San Francisco
29 April, 1945
My dear Mrs. Ruch:
I am very much distressed to learn of the
Death of your son ,Charles. He was a fine young man,
performed his duties in an excellent manner, and was
well liked by his comrads. We did everything possible
to save his life. It so happened that Commodore
Wilcutts of Admiral Spruance's staff was nearby and
We secured him to operate. We were hopeful that Charles
Would pull through,but God in his infinite wisdom had
other plans.
You have not lost your son, Mrs Ruch. He
has moved to his new home where he will receive his
just reward.
Believe me , I appreciate your situation as
I have two sons who are Marine Officers, both of whom
Have been wounded within the last two months.
Charles' personal effects have been collected
And turned over to the Quartermaster, who will ship
them to you at the earliest practicable date.
Please accept my most sincere condolences.
I am
Respectfully yours,
(S) M H Silverthorn,
Brigadier General, U S Marine Corps,
Chief of Staff

Letter to mother and father from friend of Charles

(COPY)
Tuesday evening
24 April, 1945
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ruch:
I hardly know what to write to you about Charlie. He
was one of my closest friends here. There is so little to say of
comfort to you, and yet, recalling the time when my brother was
cost, I thought perhaps you would like to hear directly from some
of his friends here.
Everyone at headquarters has been deeply shocked, for
Charlie had many friends; he was liked and respected by all who
knew him. He was always so thought ful, willing to help anyone,
and always pleasant. Many were the agreeable evenings we spent
playing bridge together, talking and arguing. And yet, all this
is so little as compared to the loss to you and to his fiancee'.
Won't you please extend my sympathies to her also?
I know you have heard from many different people, and
they have probably written you about Charles' funeral. He was
buried in the Sixth Marine Division Cemetery overlooking the main
airfield, a lovely site on a plateau opening upon the sea. The
rites were simple but fitting with the Corps chaplain conducting
the services and his friends gathered around.
What else is there to say? Charlie died doing his
duty. As you know he was shot by snipers while returning to camp
in his jeep. Everything humanly possible was done for Charlie.
He had perhaps the best Naval surgeon in this areal; he worked
steadily upon him throughout the day. The doctor told me that
Charlie was a wonderful patient.
It must be some comfort for you to know that Charlie
always carried out his tasks cheerfully and well, and that
everyone thought most highly of him. He was all that you must
have known so well - - a wonderful man. I just pray that his
sacrifice and those of others may not have been in vain. That
responsibility rests upon us all.
You may be sure that his friends here will never
forget Charlie and his friendship, and that we all feel deeply
and share with you your great loss.
Sincerely,
(S) Peter Strauss

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Their son
Charles

Charles 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Emile Hauck Ruch (1883 - 1959)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Desmond Ruch (1917 - 1945)*
  Infant Ruch (1919 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: ditdit
Record added: Nov 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44303071
Mary Agnes <i>Desmond</i> Ruch
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Mary Agnes <i>Desmond</i> Ruch
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 Added: May. 5, 2014

- ditdit
 Added: Nov. 14, 2009
 
 
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