World War II
BARRICK, RALPH VINCENT
Electrician's Mate, First Class, U. S. Coast Guard. Home address: Boise City, Cimarron County. Mr. and Mrs. Hiram W. Barrick, Parents, Rte. 1, Elkhart, Kansas. Born August 17, 1920. Enlisted September 22, 1939. Decorations.: American Defense Medal ( with' , Sea' , clasp) ; one Battle Participation Star. European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal. Graduated from Boise City High School in 1939. Member of Baptist Church. Received "Fireman's" training on U.S.S. Leonard Wood. Died April 8, 1945, (lost at sea) during storm while serving aboard the U.S.S. Newell, about one hundred miles off Cape Hatteras, in Atlantic Ocean.
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