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First Name: Ralph

Last Name: Trank

Birthplace: Galveston, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Houston, TX
Middle Name: E.

Date of Birth: 06 December 1921

Date of Death: 26 February 1945

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Ralph Edmond Trank

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Ralph Edmond Trank

Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 29 (December 5, 1944)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Staff Sergeant Ralph E. Trank (ASN: 6958779), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the 24th Infantry Division near Palo, Leyte, Philippine Islands, on 30 October 1944.
Sergeant Trank voluntarily returned to a battle area, after his platoon had withdrawn, to administer first aid and to evacuate a seriously wounded soldier. This was accomplished under intense small arms fire from enemy positions. Sergeant Trank exhibited the highest courage, and his gallant action in risking his life to save a comrade reflects the highest credit upon himself and the armed services.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316164   Created by: drjones46




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