Ralph served as a Private First Class, Battery F, 60th Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Hudson County, New Jersey prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on August 5, 1940, prior to the war, in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Plumber and also as Single, without dependents.
Ralph became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here on February 17, 1949.
Service # 12007152
At the families request, his place of birth was added to his headstone (District Of Columbia) instead of his state of residence, which was normally done, (New Jersey).
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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