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Ralph Eugene Riley
Branch: Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal
War or Conflict: World War II, South Pacific
Years of Service: 4
Ralph Eugene Riley, was a decorated Marine who was wounded in action on 9/15/44. He served within the enemy zone of operations in the Pacific Ocean from 1942-44 with Co. K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Div., with the Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Cape Gloucester and Peleliu campaigns. He received the Purple Heart and the Presidential and Australian Government Unit Citations for extraordinary heroism in action against the Japanese forces.

His bio. and photo can be viewed at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, New York ( Tele. No. 1 877-28honor

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