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CPL. Kenneth L. Ridge

JAN. 10, 1930-DEC. 12, 1950

April 16, 2012
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Born the fifth child of the late Melvin G. and Mae Anna (Funk) Ridge on Friday, Jan. 10, 1930, he passed away on approximately Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1950, while on evacuation from the area of the Chosin Reservoir. P.D.R.N. Korea.

A graduate of Hagerstown High School, he was serving with M Co. (heavy weapons), 3rd Battalion, 31st Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, attached to the 1st Division, United States Marine Corps in defense of the Republic of Korea.

He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. He was predeceased by brothers, TFC. Lauren M. Ridge and Vincent R. Ridge; and postdeceased by his parents and sisters, Zelda A. Hoover and D. Elaine Sipe.

He is survived by sisters, Gladys M. Ridge, Walkersville, and Linda V. Bartles, Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in conjunction with the funeral service of his sister, Zelda A. Hoover, on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 712 W. Church St. The Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate.

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