Army Badge
  • Name: Ralph Earl Mitchell
  • Location of Birth: Cass Lake, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 28, 1914
  • Date of Death: September 22, 2002
  • Parents: Rufus Mitchell & Bessie (Leeman) Mitchell
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: March 6, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: November 1, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Ralph Earl Mitchell
    Race: White
    Age: 26
    Birth Date: July 28, 1914
    Birth Place: Cass Lake, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bigfork, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: William Bischoff, Jr., Bigfork, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Other characteristic: Scar on right middle finger
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Bessie Mitchell, mother, Bigfork, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ralph Mitchell married Ruth Scherrer in 1942 in Denver, Colorado. He worked as a manager at Municipal liquor stores in Bigfork and St. Francis, Minnesota.

    Ralph died at his home in St. Cloud, Minnesota and is buried in the Bigfork Cemetery, Bigfork, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Sheila Theirl, Rita McCooley, Kathleen Mitchell, Harriet Johanson, and Thomas Mitchell; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a brother, Marvin Mitchell.

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