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Aiken, Ralph Eugene

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Ralph Eugene Aiken.

Unit/placed in, USS Morrison (DD-560) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Ralph was born in Aug. 2, 1926  Pennsylvania.

 

Father, Sidney J. Aiken.

Mother, Estella Aiken.

Brother, Daniel Aiken.

 

Ralph entered  the service from New York with service number # 6093750.

 

Ralph was KIA when the USS Morrison was attacked and Hit by a Kamikaze  on May 4, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Ralph is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/560.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Morrison (DD-560) Destroyer
Location USS Morrison
His rank Fireman First Class