Saturday, February 25, 2017
PFC Ralph Wayne Reed
Ralph was drafted in April 1944. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater. PVT Reed was transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry on 28 Oct 1944. He suffered a non-battle injury on 5 Dec 1944 and was evacuated to hospital. He returned to the unit via the replacement depot on 16 Dec 1944. He was again injured on 25 Dec 1944 and again evacuated. He returned to duty on 1 Jan 1945. Ralph was promoted to PFC on 12 Jan 1945. PFC Reed was killed in action on 25 Feb 1945.
PFC Reed was repatriated in 1949 and re-interred in the Tangier Cemetery in Tangier, Indiana.
Clara never re-married and she passed away in 1998.