Ralph Connor

Ralph is mentioned in two letters from May of 1945, while Fifth Army Headquarters was in Gardone, Italy. In his letter of 2 May 1945, Philip mentions that “Ralph Conner is in the hospital with the chicken Pox.” At the end of the month, Philip’s letter mentions that Ralph is still a Pfc (most of the letter is about recent promotions). And explains the non-promotion this way, “Ralph has been in the hospital with Chicken pox and just got back the other day. He was kind of lucky in a way because he missed 3 moves—he didn’t have to help lift anything.”