|courtesy of Frogman|
Ronald had completed 3-years of high school and was working as a driver when he was drafted in September 1943. After his basic military training, PVT Peper left for Europe on 4 Apr 1944. He was transferred from the replacement depot to Headquarters 2nd Battalion 116th Infantry on 20 Jun 1944 where he served as a vehicle driver. PVT Peper was killed in action on 12 Jul 1944 near Saint-Lo, France.
PVT Peper was ultimately buried and rests forever in the Normandy American Cemetery.
Ronald's brother, Lynn Francis Peper, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps after being drafted in June 1944, likely because of his work experience with Consolidated Aircraft Corporation.