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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
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
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)

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

 

Last Edit:   7/29/2005

 

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