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RAGSDALE, JAMES D.
S 1/C James D. Ragsdale, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ragsdale.  Attended Barry High School.  Entered the Navy in 1943, training at various places.  Now on duty in Clinton, Okla.

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RAGSDALE, WILLIAM D., JR.
CM 2/C William D. Ragsdale, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ragsdale, Barry.  Wife is the former Marie Smith.  Entered the Navy in 1942, training at Norfolk, Hueneme, Natchitoches, La., and Athens, Ga.  Served at Pearl Harbor, and Hawaii.  Now training at Naval Aviator at Memphis, Tenn.

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  • William Dewitt Ragsdale, Jr.
  • Oct 4, 1918 - May 31, 2000
  • s/o William Dewitt Ragsdale Sr & Bessie Jane (Johnson) Ragsdale (bur at Dresden Cem)
RAMSEY, LOWELL C.
S 2/C Lowell C. Ramsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ramsey, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the Navy Dec. 6, 1944, training at San Diego, Camp Elliott, Port Hueneme and Shoemaker, Calif.  Is now on duty in the Hawaiian Islands.

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  • Lowell Clyde Ransey
  • Sep 13, 1926 - Mar 18, 1993
  • h/o Marjorie June (Medcalf) Ransey; s/o Clyde Homer "Red" Ramsey & Myrtle Essie (Greer) Ramsey (bur at Resthaven Cem., Corsicana, TX)
  • Melissa Cemetery, Melissa, Collin Co., TX
RANDLE, J. P.
Sgt. J. P. Randle, grandson of Mrs. Jane Bennett, Wortham.  Attended Dallas Schools.  Entered service, 1941.  Trained in the Army at Camp Bowie, Brownwood.  Was killed in action July 17, 1944 in Germany.

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  • James Perry Randle
  • Jun 5, 1915 - Jun 17, 1944
  • s/o George Washington Randle & Alice R. (Bennett) Randle
  • David White Cemetery, Richland, Navarro Co., TX (Pisgah Ridge)
RASH, MILTON D.
BM 2/C Milton D. Rash, son of Mrs. Bennie Rash, attended Mildred High School.  Entered service in 1942.  Trained with Navy at San Diego and in Honolulu.  Is now on duty in Honolulu.

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  • Milton Dwayne Rash
  • Apr 4, 1920 - Jan 17, 1993
  • Obituary;
  • h/o Marie (Dennis) Rash; s/o Bennie Rash & Eva M. Rash
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
RATLIFF, J. D.
Cpl. J. D. Ratliff, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ratliff, graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1943 and trained at Camps in Texas, Wyoming, California, Mississippi, and Nebraska.  Is now on duty at March Field, Calif.  Has honors for expert rifle, pistol, and Martin Turret Gunner.

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  • J. D. "Jiggs" Ratliff
  • Oct 28, 1923 - Dec 23, 1996
  • Obituary
  • h/o Doris Bertha (Boyd) Ratliff; s/o James Adolphus Ratliff & R. D. (Haynie) Ratliff
  • Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Navarro Co., TX
RATLIFF, BOBBY G.
S 1/C Bobby G. Ratliff, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ratliff, graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered the Navy April, 1944, training at San Pedro, Calif. and served at Pearl Harbor.  Is now at sea aboard L.C. 531 (FF).

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  • Bobby Gene Ratliff
  • Jul 16, 1926 - Oct 24, 1980
  • s/o James Adolphus Ratliff & R. D. (Haynie) Ratliff
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
RATLIFF, RAYMON E.
Pvt. Raymon E. Ratliff, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Ratliff.  Wife is the former Gladys Beans.  Attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1945.  Trained with Air Corps at Sheppard Field where he is now on duty.

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  • Waymon Eugene Ratliff
  • Jan 17, 1923 - Jun 30, 2014
  • Obituary
  • h/o Gladys Joy (Beans) Ratliff; s/o Richard Edward Ratliff & Minnie Pearl (Pelt) Ratliff
  • Cedar Creek Memorial Park, Roddy, Van Zandt Co., TX
RATLIFF, ROBERT LEE
Pvt. Robert Lee Ratliff, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Ratliff.  Attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service in 1945.  Trained with the Army at Ft. Sam Houston where he is now on duty.
RATLIFF, J. L.
Pfc. J. L. Ratliff, son of R. A. Ratliff.  Wife, Mrs. Hattie Ratliff.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service in 1944.  Trained with Army at Ft. Sill, Okla., Camp Van Dorn, and Field Artillery School in La.  Now on duty at Ft. Sill.

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RAWLINGS, GROVER C.
T/3 Grover C. Rawlings, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Rawlings, Kerens, Tex., attended Roane School.  Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas, Aberdeen, Md., and Arcadia, Calif.  Has served in England and France, enroute to States.  Awarded two citations.

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RAWSON, JAMES B.
Cpl. James B. Rawson, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rawson, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Wilma Henry, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Signal Corps at Camp Kohler, Calif.  Serving at Milna Bay, New Guinea.

Notes:

  • James Bush Rawson
  • Aug 2, 1914 - Nov 22, 1973
  • h/o Wilma H. (Henry) Rawson; s/o George Rawson & Etta Ann (Bush) Rawson
  • Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

 

RAWSON, GEORGE H.
T/3 George H Rawson, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rawson, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1940, trained with Army at San Antonio.  Has served in England, France, Belgium, and Germany, discharged, 1945.  Has Good Conduct Medal.

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  • s/o George Rawson & Etta Ann (Bush) Rawson
RAY, CECIL A.
PH M 3/C Cecil A. Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ray, graduate of Barry High School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Navy at Great Lakes Naval Training Station.  Now in Pacific on U.S.S. Griffin.
RAY, HARVEY E.
Harvey E. Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Ray, Corsicana, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1945, trained with Merchant Marines at Avalon, California.  Has served in Philippine Islands, New Guinea and the Hawaiian Islands, now on duty aboard ship in Pacific.

Notes:

  • Harvey E. Ray
  • Dec 30, 1926 - Sep 25, 2008
  • Obituary
  • s/o John David Ray & Alma Floyd (Brazell) Ray
  • Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX
RAY, FLOYD D.
Pfc. Floyd D. Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Ray, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Mary Hazel Carr.  Attended Arkansas Schools.  Entered service, 1944, trained with Army at Camp Maxey.  Has served in Germany and France, where now on duty.  Has 2 battle Stars.

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  • Floyd David Ray
  • Feb 17, 1910 - Dec 3, 1997
  • h/o Mary Hazel (Carr) Ray; John David Ray & Alma Floyd (Brazell) Ray
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
RAY, WILLIE MAE
1st Lt. Willie Mae Ray, daughter of Mrs. Mary Ray, Barry.  Entered the Nurses Corps in 1943, trained at Camp Howze, Texas, Camp Rucker, Ala., Camp Blanding, Fla., and Memphis, Tenn. Has served in England and France, where now on duty.

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  • Willie Mae Ray
  • born abt 1906 in Mississippi
  • d/o Hayward Ray & Mary Ray
RAY, KENNETH L.
Coxswain Kenneth L. Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Ray, Corsicana, graduate of Powell High School.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Navy at San Diego, California.  Has served in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, and Okinawa, now on duty in San Diego.  Has Presidential Citation.

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RAY, WILLIAM F.
AMM 1/C William F. Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Ray, Powell, husband of the former Miss Harriet Brown Ray, graduate of Powell High School.  Entered service in North Africa, Cuba, Dutch West Indies, Philippines and Japan, now on duty in South Pacific.  Has European Theater, North African Theater Ribbons and Presidential Citation.
RAY, CHARLES G.
S. F. 2/C Charles G. Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Ray, husband of the former Miss Marguerite Maggard, attended school at Emhouse.  Enlisted in the Seabees in 1942, trained at Camp Bradford, Va.  Has served in Kokiak, the Aleutians, and Okinawa.

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