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Colonel Ralph E. Forsyth Collection, 1925-1976Add to your cart. | Special Collections & University Archives

Title: Colonel Ralph E. Forsyth Collection, 1925-1976Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0470
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: c. 1930-1933
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Ralph E. Forsyth was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps.  He was born on January 31, 1901 in Sayre, Pennsylvania.  Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, he joined the Marine Corps on June 3, 1922.  He then served in the Philippine Islands from March 23, 1924 to August 16, 1926; in China from February 3, 1927 to October 31, 1928; Nicaragua from February 21, 1930 to January 15, 1933; and finally in the Asia Pacific from November 3, 1942 to June 24, 1944.  He died on June 28, 1944 in Saipan while in combat.  In 1945, members from his artillery regiment, the 10th Marines, named a training camp in his honor.  During his long service he was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit Citation with ribbon bar and one star, the Nicaraguan Medal of Merit with diploma, Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, and the Victory Medal.  He was married to Ruth Forsyth. Author: Amanda Lanthorne
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Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Rights: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Acquisition Note: Probably donated by Ruth Forsyth.
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Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Colonel Ralph E. Forsyth Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
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