Ralph Waldo Israel, Jr

Specialist Four
C CO, 1ST BN, 52ND INFANTRY, 198 INF BDE
Army of the United States
12 April 1950 - 16 April 1969
Chula Vista, California
Panel 27W Line 094

198 INF BDE 52ND INF RGT
Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

Photo courtesy of his sister,
Mary Israel Varney

The database page for Ralph Waldo Israel, Jr

06 Jun 2006

REMEMBERED

by a comrade in arms,
Jim Achille
E-mail address is not available.
02 Nov 2006

In Remembrance of Ralph

TURN, TURN, TURN

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time for every purpose, under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time for every purpose, under Heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time for every purpose, under Heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time for every purpose, under Heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time to love, a time to hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late
Lyrics based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Music written by Pete Seeger

From his sister,
Mary Varney
Email address not available


Ralph Israel, left; SGT Holi, right


Bernarda L. Gigear, Ralph's mother,
participates in a veterans' ceremony.


Israel Court, Chula Vista, California,
one of several streets named for
local men who died in Vietnam.

19 Jul 2007

My name is Romanita Moreno, I was an elementary and junior high school classmate. In 1983, I went to Washington D.C. and looked up Ralph's name. I found it and stenciled out his name. When I came back I looked up his Mother's name and found she lived in East San Diego. I gave her the stencil.

I spent 1 1/2 years (1967-1968) in Guam, and was just watching the History channel. Remembering Ralph I took a chance by looking his name up on the internet and there he was. How very, very caring of all of you. I've never forgetten him and never will. God Bless his soul and yours.

From a friend,
Romanita Moreno
E-mail address is not available.





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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 06 Jun 2006
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