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 Ralph Unglo

Ralph Unglo

Birth
Death 15 Dec 1956 (aged –23)
Burial Sharpsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100333838 · View Source
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World War II veteran of the 455th AAA Bn., HQ. Ralph spent much of the War in the HQ of Lt. Col. Charles H. Sargent, Jr. and in the Medics Dept. of the 455th AAA Bn. A back injury forced him out of service. He was known as "The Human Polar Bear".

Ralph had a rank of Technician 3rd Class or T/3.

"I was very fortunate in having a weekly massage by my friend Ralph Unglo. He was my laundress, who not only washed for me, but starched my collars and cuffs. He was certainly a great help in those trying times...He came to the 455th in the first cadre from Camp Huelen, TX in Aug. of 1942 as a Private. He was a small muscular young Italian. Physically he had problems. He was a good talker with a good sense of humor. He was an ardent 'kidder', appeared to be bold, outspoken and sometimes fresh, but down deep in his heart, he was humble. He became a Sergeant in our Medical Detachment and was always on the job, and skillfully so. He became attached to me and my family. He was a great help in keeping me fit until he was hospitalized for a severe back disorder in early 1945. He was an asset to all concerned and we missed him when he left us and returned to the States...We need more Ralph Unglos in the world today..."
Contributed by Jim Chandler
455th AAA Historian
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Inscription

TFC Med Det 455th AA AW BN, Enlisted Feb. 21, 1942, Discharged Sep. 22, 1945


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  • Created by: Genealogy-Detective
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100333838
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph Unglo (12 Aug 1980–15 Dec 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100333838, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Genealogy-Detective (contributor 47705006) .