Ralph D. Sims, Jr.

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Private First Class Ralph D. Sims, Jr.

[Unknown D.O.B.] – 18 November 1944

Personal History

Sims was born in Hazen, Arkansas to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Sims. He began attending Arkansas State Teachers College in September 1940 and graduated in May 1943 with a Bachelor of Science. While there he was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. Sims also attended Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sims entered the military on May 31, 1943. He trained in the infantry at Camp Fannin in Texas, and then went on to serve in the Army Specialized Training Program in Europe.

Sims was killed in action in Mecleaunes, France on 18 November 1944 and was buried at the U.S. Military Cemetery at Limey, France.