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Ralph C. Melendez
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1920
Sonora, Mexico
Death: May 26, 1997
Sacramento County
California, USA

"In Honor of the Men of the 6th Ranger Battalion who liberated the 512 Prisoners of War at Cabanatuan, Philippine Islands, 30 January 1945. This list courtesy of John Cook (POW) who honored the 6th Rangers & Alamo Scouts at the dedication of a Memorial Plaque located at Fort Benning, GA 1999."

amongst these heroes was:
Pfc Ralph C Melendez
S. Sgt. 6th Ranger Inf. Batallion

Movie 'The Great Raid' tells the whole story.


Father: General Ramon Melendez

siblings:
Richard X. Melendez
Bill Melendez
Xochitl Melendez

Grandmother:
Carlota Freaner 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ramon Melendez
  Sarah Vasquez De Soto (1898 - 1976)
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Xicotencatl Melendez (1913 - 2001)*
  Bill Melendez (1916 - 2008)**
  Xochitl Melendez (1918 - 1958)*
  Ralph C. Melendez (1920 - 1997)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: rosamaria melendez
Record added: Jul 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54416690
Ralph C. Melendez
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Ralph C. Melendez
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Ralph C. Melendez
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thinking of you on the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, thank you for your service
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 7, 2017

- Brandon Burns
 Added: Nov. 19, 2016
To the memory of my grandfather
- Andrea Barnes
 Added: Dec. 16, 2015
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