Sgt. Ralph M. Sturm

May 2, 1915–September 3, 1944

Service #: 37427882
Residence: Jones, Iowa
Education: 8th grade
Occupation: Farm hand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Date: *****
Enlistment Place: Jones, Iowa
Service/Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment
Award: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Burial: Plot H Row 4 Grave 11, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium


Photo: Des Philippet

Ralph Sturm appears in the 1940 US Census for Wayne, Twp., Jones County. He was working on the farm as a hired man. His birthplace was listed as Minnesota, but he was born in Chickasaw County, Iowa and as a child moved to Minnesota with his family.

The only mention I find of him in the local papers is of him attending a party for Mr. and Mrs. James Greenwood. (Cascade Pioneer Advertiser, Cascade, Iowa, February 8, 1940)