Bill Earl Ritchie
Died of wounds 5 January 1943
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, V, 14552

Bill Richie died at 0142 on board the U.S.S. Kaskaskia while on active duty as a member of the ship’s company by reason of intracranial injuries sustained in an accidental fall while in the line of duty on board the U.S.S. Kaskaskia about 1305, January 4, 1943.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sanford R. Ritchie; four brothers, Jack Jenkins, Eugene Jenkins, Charles Ritchie and Robert Ritchie, grandmother, Mrs. V.A. Ritchie.

Mother: Mrs. Fairy Myrtle Ritchie, 2805 East 45th Street, Chattanooga

  • Rank: Seaman Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 December 1924
  • Date of death: 5 January 1943
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Kaskaskia
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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