Edward Lee Ratliff, 86, of Finley, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 at his
He was a retired carpenter and former employee of Sylvania, a member of
Finley Baptist Church, life member of the American Legion, life member
and past commander of Disabled American Veterans, a veteran of the
Army's First Special Service Force 5-2 during World War II and a Purple
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral
Home with Brother Charlie Halliburton and Brother Doug Ellingsworth
officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
[Dyersburg State Gazette, February 25, 2005]
Edward enlisted in the Army at Ft Oglethorpe, GA on 9
Sgt Edward L. Ratliff was
transferred to Hq 2nd Battalion, 508th from the 92d Replacement Regiment
Bn on 16 January 1945.
Sgt Ratliff was awarded the Bronze service Arrowhead
device for the Southern France Campaign and Airborne Operations.