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Today I'm posting about my father Ralph Earnest born 2-5-1924 and passed away 6-7-1992.
Dad was born in Missouri and is the youngest of 8
children. The earliest picture is one of him taken around 1926, he is outside with his dog Jack.
This sibling picture shows Dad with his brothers and sisters taken in around 1931. Dad is the youngest on the right.
My Dad worked on the farm and went to school through the 8th grade. He had to quit school the next year and help out on the farm. This is a picture of him at age 8.
In 1943 he enlisted in the Army/Navy to fight in World War II. He was going to be a pilot but was grounded because of a heart murmer. He was so dissapointed but the military trained him to be a radio tower operator. He served in Alaska most of his tour in Anchorage AFB. The following pictures of him during the service.While he was in Alaska he got to ski, one thing you could never do in Missouri.
He met my Mom in 1946 after his tour. It's so funny, he was dating my Aunt Ruby at the time and my Mom walked in and he thought she was beautiful. He started dating my Mom and they were married only after a few months. Guess who my Aunt Ruby married--my Dad's brother Uncle Floyd.