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Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sgt. Ravel A. Apple

U.S. Army

 
 
Sgt. Ravel A. Apple Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
1. Sgt. Ravel A. Apple Marker
Inscription.  
Oct. 13, 1918 - Nov. 16, 1942
Died in service
World War II

 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
 
Location. 33° 14.936′ N, 84° 15.496′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Memorial is at the intersection of East Solomon Street and 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Solomon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 E Solomon St, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pvt. Aaron C. Bailey (here, next to this marker); 2nd Lt. Johnnie Eugene Jackson (here, next to this marker); Sgt. Hugh Dorsey Johnson (a few steps from this marker); PFC. Wyley Hoyt Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); Pvt. Rufus Jack Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Pvt. Joe V. McDonald (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pfc. Merrill J. Goddard
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(about 300 feet away); 1st Lt. Thomas R. Dallas, Jr. (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
More about this marker. Plaque is part of Honor Our KIA, a community initiative to commemorate Griffin and Spalding County soldiers who have died during combat since World War I. Each plaque is accompanied by a QR code that links to the soldier's biography on the project's website.
 
Regarding Sgt. Ravel A. Apple. He drowned when a torpedo struck his ship off the coast of Casablanca, Morocco. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.
 
Also see . . .  Sgt. Ravel Apple. Biography by Honor Our KIA. (Submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Sgt. Ravel A. Apple Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
2. Sgt. Ravel A. Apple Marker
Featured marker is on the far left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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