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Ralph Veach of Rush County Indiana killed in World War II

Ralph Veach of Rush County Indiana killed in World War II

Posted: 20 Feb 2006 11:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Veach
Corporal Ralph Veach of Rush County Indiana was presumed killed in action January 16, 1946, while serving with the United States Army Air Corps in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. His status remains missing or buried at sea and his name is honored on the “Tablets of the Missing” at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

We have found the following reference at the Indiana State Library website; World War II database. We do not have the information because we do not have access to the microfilms here in the Philippines but we are hoping for some help from our posting. Our goal is to find the families of Indiana servicemen and present them with free photographs of their loved one’s grave sites or their names as they appear on the “Tablets”. This information will increase our chances of finding the families. Please help us!

References:
Indianapolis Star
October 14, 1943
Decorations
Page 13, Column 4

Hello, I am a retired American veteran residing in the Philippines with my Filipino wife. A year ago we visited the memorial as visitors but came home with a mission in our hearts. As we gazed over the beautifully manicured acres and the 17,202 American graves, it was obvious only a few families had ever visited their graves.

I stepped into the soft grass and focused my camera on one of the white crosses, a grave of an Ohio soldier. A strange calmness was in the air as I walked a few more steps and a cross of an Indiana soldier lay square in my path. The letters of the inscription on the marker was bolder than ever, here lay a soldier from my home state.

At that moment a quiet brainstorm aroused my humble thoughts. I wondered if I could locate any of the families of these men. My stride became more defined and within a few moments I had located and photographed eight more graves.

Since those gut-wrenching but touching moments we have energized our efforts in finding the families of these American men from Indiana. We have located well over 100 and have delivered the FREE photographs to them via email.

Please visit our website and see the men we have honored and the families we have assisted in finding a more genuine closure of a horrible tragedy.

http://fizkid.tripod.com/


Our success in finding the families was the result of journalists, amateur genealogists, historians, historical societies, librarians and lots of wonderful Hoosiers and those with Indiana ties across America.

During our search we have also reached families from other states as well and have filled special requests for photos from the Manila American Cemetery. We presently have photographed only the graves of the Indiana soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen; however we have photographed all of the names that are engraved on the "Tablets of the Missing". We offer them free of charge to anyone who asks.

We ask for your help in finding their families. We understand this is a genealogy board but we do not need immediate genealogy in that form, we need leads to find the families. Please become one of our special volunteers today and find the family of an Indiana serviceman from near your home. A list of the men from your Indiana county is available, free and all you must do is request it.

Ralph Veach
Corporal
United States Army Air Force
320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group Heavy
Service Number 35255726
Rush County – Indiana
DOD - January 16, 1946
He is missing or buried at sea
His name is honored on the “Tablets of the Missing” at
Manila American Cemetery – Philippines


Dave and Apple Dwiggins
San Pablo City, Philippines
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Re: Ralph Veach of Rush County Indiana killed in World War II

Posted: 21 Feb 2006 4:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Veach
We are in a desperate search to locate:

Ronald Veach
1582 W 1100 N
Knightstown, Indiana
46148

His brother Corporal Ralph Veach was also from the Knightstown & Rush, Henry, Hancock and Shelby county area. Ralph was killed in World War II in the Southwest Pacific and is honored at the Manila American Cemetery where his name appears on the "Tablets of the Missing". Ron has never seen his name on the wall to our knowledge and we wish to give him a free photo of that view. Please help us if you can! If you are from near there please give Ron a ring and tell him to contact us at our email address here in the Philippines.

Dave Dwiggins
zenas5@yahoo.com

This is our website.
Indiana Soldiers and Sailors
http://fizkid.tripod.com/


We have found the following reference at the Indiana State Library website; World War II database. We do not have the information because we do not have access to the microfilms here in the Philippines but we are hoping for some help from our posting. Our goal is to find the families of Indiana servicemen and present them with free photographs of their loved one’s grave sites or their names as they appear on the “Tablets”. This information will increase our chances of finding the families. Please help us!

References:
Indianapolis Star
October 14, 1943
Decorations
Page 13, Column 4

Contacts:
Mary MacChesney
I can help you with Corp. Ralph Veach. One of his brothers is the "honorary uncle" of my husband. Ronnie's address is:

Ronald Veach
1582 W 1100 N
Knightstown, IN 46148

I think perhaps there were 2 more brothers living in the Cincinnati, OH area. One of them is in quite poor health.

Mary MacChesney


Dave and Apple Dwiggins
San Pablo City, Philippines
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