Soldier Summary

Ralph E. Powers

Military History

Rank: First Lieutenant

Unit: United States. Army. Ambulance Company, 337th.

Medals Awarded
  • Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.)[1]
  • Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.)[2]
Residence[1]Amherst, OH
ResidenceDetroit, MI
Birth[2]Magadore, OH
Died of wounds received in action1/22/1919Ust Padenga, Russia
Distinguished Service Cross awarded (posthumously)[1]1/20-23/1918Ust Padenga, Russia
BurialWhite Chapel Cemetery (Troy, Mich.)
Returned to the U.S.1929

[2]Military Times Hall of Valor

The history of the American expedition fighting the Bolsheviki; campaigning in north Russia 1918-1919



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