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Lt. Col Ralph Charles McCrum (Ret) died in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 94. Ralph was born in Waterville, Maine in 1915. He worked his way through college at the University of New Hampshire where he received a Bachelor's degree and a Regular Commission in the US Army. Later he earned his Master's degree from the University of Southern California. A member of the "Greatest Generation" and career military man, he fought in the European Theater in World War II and in the Korean War. He was a commander in the 100th Division, the "Son's of Bitche", so named for the liberation of the French city of Bitche. Ralph was nominated for the Army Distinguished Service Cross and earned a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge for his combat service in Europe. For his service to the United States, he will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His survivors include his two sons; Richard and Robert.
He will be missed.
Published in Express-News on Feb. 28, 2010
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