RANGERS Colby, Ralph Adair

Craig Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Colby
  • FORENAME
Ralph Adair
  • UNIT
1 Ranger Bn (Company D)
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
0-023247
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Italy 1943
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
See Roll of Honour entry
 
Citation
Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain (Infantry) Ralph Adair Colby (ASN: 0-23247), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company D, 1st Ranger Battalion, attached to the 1st Infantry Division. Captain Colby led a coordinated attack against an enemy hill despite intense machine gun and grenade fire from five concrete pill boxes, and broke through the enemy defenses. Although later subjected to a heavy enemy artillery barrage, Captain Colby directed the successful defense of this position.
Web Links
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45010525/ralph-adair-colby
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/25690
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