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Ralph Burrus Collection

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Ralph Burrus Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Ralph Burrus
State of Birth:
OH
 
 
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-?
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Company F, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Location of Service
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Benning, Georgia; Newtownards, Northern Ireland; Scotland; Nottingham, England; Baupte, France; Saint-Etienne, France; Ardennes
Battles/Campaigns
Operation Overlord (D-Day Normandy Invasion), Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge
Highest Rank
Private
Service Related Injury
Yes
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
Veteran volunteered for Officer Candidate School and Airborne, joining Airborne; jumped on D-Day, carrying about 100 pounds of equipment; disagrees with written history of battle for Beuzeville-la-Bastille, France; was wounded by a grenade at Baupte; was wounded in mortar attack at Hill 131 near Saint-Etienne; jumped in Operation Market Garden; was wounded and suffered frostbite at Battle of the Bulge; and was treated for wounds in Paris.

Collection Information
(Not at LOC)

Contributor:
Ralph Burrus
Contributor:
Unknown Interviewer
Contributor:
Sam Wegner
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
National D-Day Museum
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.22810
Subjects:
Burrus, Ralph
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Ralph Burrus Collection
(AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.22810), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Non-LC Repository Location:
National D-Day Museum
 
 

 

Last Edit: 8/26/2005
 

 

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