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A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 1997, in Christ the King Catholic Church in Milwaukie for James Dewitt Rankin, who died May 22 at age 75. Mr. Rankin was born Nov. 13, 1921, in Roseburg.

He served in the U.S. Army. He was a professor at the University of Oregon Medical Center in the 1960s. From 1971 to 1995, he owned a cytology laboratory in Milwaukie.

Survivors include his brother, Robert R. of Novato, Calif. Disposition was by cremation. Arrangements are by Telophase Society.

(The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 26 May 1997, Page C12 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

(courtesy of VR Bublitz)

Grave marker for James D. Rankin in Plot: 2, 0, 1504 of the Willamette National Cemetery
Portland (Multnomah County), Oregon.

James enlisted in the Army at Portland, OR on 6 October 1942 and served in Hq Hq, 508th.

Pfc Ranking was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for participation in Normandy assault.

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