Ralph Gleason Armstrong was the son of Edward Dean Armstrong and Cora E. Mays.

He was a prisoner of war at Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-08 in Germany and died before returning to the U.S. He was first buried at the Temporary American Military Cemetery in Solers, France. Buried now at Epinal American Cemetery in Epinal (Vosges), France.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 8 June 1945
Pfc. Ralph G. Armstrong, who was captured by Germans during the Battle of the Bulge last December and who was liberated from a Nazi prison camp last March 2, died in a Paris hospital on May 31 as the result of malnutrition suffered while he was a prisoner, his parents here were notified today. Pfc. Armstrong was the husband of Mrs. Jean Long Armstrong and the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Armstrong, Route 1. Pfc. Armstrong was with the 94th Division of the Third Army. He was captured at the same time that Pvt. Eugene Patton, son of Mayor and Mrs. E.E. Patton, was taken by the Nazis. Pvt. Patton also was liberated when the Americans overran northwestern Germany. Pfc. Armstrong was sent to a hospital suffering from malnutrition after his release, the parents were notified. He underwent an kidney ailment which, in his weakened condition, brought his death.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 May 1925
  • Date of death: 31 May 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 302nd Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Battle of the Bulge
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal (Vosges), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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