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Bailey Bertrawn Ragsdale

Bailey Ragsdale
Full Name: Bailey Bertrawn Ragsdale
Birth date: August 10, 1908
Death date: June 3, 1944

Terms of Service

  • House, 46th Legislature
    1/10/1939 - 1/14/1941
    Democrat
  • House, 45th Legislature
    1/12/1937 - 1/10/1939
    Democrat

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 49th Legislature, R.S., HSR 222, 5/3/1945, pp. 1963-1964. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • "With the high ideals of patriotism and courage that was characteristic of him, Lieutenant Ragsdale was one of the first to volunteer in the defense of his country, receiving his training first at Camp Wolters at Mineral Wells, Texas, and completing it at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1943 . . . He served overseas in 1944 with the First Division and for bravery in action was awarded the Purple Heart, the Presidential Citation and Certificate of Honor." He served 49th Legislature, R.S., HSR 222, 5/3/1945, pp. 1963-1964. Resolutions - Memorial .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • 2Lt Bailey Bertrawn Ragsdale, birth date 8/10/1908 in Denison, Grayson County; death date 6/3/1944 in Italy; photos including memorial in Augusta Cemetery in Augusta, Texas; burial in Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Lazio, Italy. Find a Grave .
  • United States Army, Second Lieutenant, World War II. Killed in action June 3, 1944. Military service information on memorial in Augusta Cemetery in Augusta, Texas. 2Lt Bailey Bertrawn Ragsdale. Find a Grave .
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