Edward Kenneth Ratcliffe
Sergeant USMC, Ret.
Wife Cindy, Children Jennifer and Jill
|Served in the US
Marine Corps 1st Marine Division 5th Marines
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 * device, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ device
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In the distant
Marine is Sgt. Edward K. Ratcliffe, the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.
Kenneth Ratcliffe of
young Marine got the state flag from Governor Chafee last Christmas.
Irked by comments from fellow soldiers that Rhode Island
wasn’t big enough to have a flag, young Ratcliffe wrote the governor
and requested the banner.
his sergeant’s stripes was a more difficult task for the
to his father, the younger Ratcliffe is thinking about returning to
school after his enlistment is completed. But the elder Ratcliffe thinks
the Marines are too much a part of his son for him to remain away from