Monday, June 6, 2016

TSGT Ralph Hoyte Hubbard

TSGT Ralph Hoyte Hubbard was born 20 Apr 1917 in Wise County, Virginia the only surviving child of Henry Floyd and Martha Lucinda (Bolling) Hubbard.  He was likely a 3rd or 4th cousin to Ezra Hubbard. The family farmed. In 1940 his father was working for the state highway department and Ralph was working as a salesman.  Ralph had a reported 1939 income of $210. 

Ralph had completed 2-years of college and was working as a salesman when he was drafted in May 1941.  After his initial training he was sent to England perhaps having already been assigned to C Company 116th Infantry.  He was with that unit on D-Day as the unit was one of the companies of the 116th Infantry making the amphibious assault on Hitler's "fortress Europe".  TSGT Hubbard died that day, killed in action on 6 Jun 1944.

Repatriated after the war, TSGT Hubbard was buried in the Banner Bolling Cemetery in Pound, Virginia. 

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