Cerro Gordo County

S/Sgt. Robert Edgar Ruigh


Robert Edgar Ruigh

Address: Meservey, Iowa
Entered Service: June 2, 1943
Branch of Service: Army Air Force
Trained: Amarillo, Texas
  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  Laredo, Texas
  Westover Field, Massachusetts
Embarkation: October 23, 1944
Theatre of Operation: European
Engagements: Ardennes, Rhine Crossing,Central Europe, 26 combat missions in B-24 bombers over Germany.
Awarded: European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon w/3 Bronze Stars, American Theatre Ribbon; Air Medal w/3 Oak Clusters
Returned to US: June 5, 1945
Discharged: Lowrey Field, Colorado, October 28, 1945
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Served: 29 months
Parents: K. Clarence and Frieda (Waage) Ruigh
Note: Traveled by air in bomber with crew to which he belonged both ways across the Atlantic via Goose Bay, Greenland, and Iceland.

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