|courtesy of Anne Cady|
Ralph volunteered for the Army on 20 Feb 1942. After training we feel it was likely that he was assigned to A Company 116th Infantry before it shipped out for England in September 1942.He was certainly overseas before his maternal grandmother died in January 1943. He trained with A Company for the planned amphibious assault on Hitler's "fortress Europe". The attack took place on 6 June 1944 and he was killed in action with many other in his company on that day.
PVT Markowitz was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
Another page in honor of PVT Markowitz.