Ralph G. Ringey is my first cousin, twice removed. I never met him because he died 17 years before I was born. He enlisted and served in the Air Corp. He died in action in Italy. Here are some newspaper articles and documents that give a bit of a look into his young life.
In 1940 we find Ralph living with his folks in Pittsfield, Mass. He's a student.
|1940 Pittsfield, Massachusetts City Directory|
War has come and he enlists.
Then he weds.
|Springfield Republican - February 15, 1944|
|Berkshire Evening Eagle - June 16, 1944|
This story ran three days after Ralph died.
|Berkshire Evening Eagle - October 20, 1944|
|Springfield Republican - November 1, 1944|
|Plattsburgh Press-Republican - November 7, 1944|
In the following article I have not included the names of all 60 War Dead, just the group of names that includes Ralph.
|Boston Herald - August 24, 1948|
|Berkshire Evening Eagle - September 17, 1948|