Cerro Gordo County

T/Sgt. Major Donald Eugene Ruigh


Donald Eugene Ruigh

Address: Meservey, Iowa
Entered Service: January 5, 1942
Branch of Service: Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Trained: Camp Dodge, Iowa
  Camp Stewart, Georgia
Embarkation: April 29, 1943, Staten Island, New York
Theatre of Operation: European
Engagements: Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Anzio, Southern France, Rhineland, Central Europe (Germany)
Awarded: 5 Overseas Service Bars, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon w/Silver Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal.
Returned to US: November 26, 1945
Discharged: Camp Grant, Illinois, December 2, 1945
Rank: Technical Sergeant Major
Served: 35 months
Parents: K. Clarence and Frieda (Waage) Ruigh
Wife: Patricia (Wilson) Ruigh

Source: Service Record Book of Men & Women World War II, Meservey, Iowa, p. 20 (photo included)