Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Ralph Douglas Neal.
Unit/Placed in, USS Spence (DD-512) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Ralph is born approx. on June 6, 1927 in Lawrence County, Mississippi.
Father, William E. Neal.
Mother, Isabel Neal.
Sister(s), Bonnie G. Neal.
Brother(s), Estus J. Neal.
Ralph enlisted the service in Mississippi with service number # 7221293.
Ralph died when the USS Spence was foundered in the typhoon Cobra on Dec. 18, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Ralph is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com