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I picked this grouping up at SOS. It belonged to 1902 West Point grad. (4th in class) Robert Ross Ralston. It consist of his dress frock which is dated 1909 and has the 1907 modification of two rows of 9 buttons in front for company grade officers (before 1907 it wad two rows of seven buttons for company grade officers), 1902 pattern dress belt with sword hanger, the belt tin and two pairs of pants. Unfortunately the Engineers full dress cap is missing and still eludes my collection.

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Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

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Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

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Stunning uniform, great addition!

 

Philip

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WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

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That's really nice. The belt with knot is great too. Well, at least he wasn't a major and you'd have to find an 02 Engineer lid with scrambled eggs on it. There's got to be a company grade 02 out there somewhere!

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I am envious! Wonderful find. Sure wish I had the time to go to the SOS. He served in the Philippines in 1905, Cuba in 1907 and 1908. Served mostly in the Eastern U.S.. His West Point Bio would have a lot more.

 

Great piece,

Terry

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Seeking Model 1895 and 1902 Named Officer coats as well as Spanish American War Tropical Uniforms.
Also pre WW2 marine uniforms. Always pre-1945 Colorado National Guard Items wanted! Also seeking Rhodesian

Uniforms and Gear used by Americans in the Rhodesian Security Forces during the Bush War (Africa).

 

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ROBERT ROSS RALSTON

Born March 9, 1878.

Military History—Cadet at the Military Academy, June 20, 1898 to June 12, 1902, when be was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers.

 

Served: At Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, October 1, 1902 to September 20, 1903; en route to, in and en route from the Philippines, September 20, 1903. First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904 to October 1, 1905; at Washington Barracks, D.C., October 1, 1905 to October 1, 1906; in Cuba, and en route to and from Cuba, October 1, 1906 to June 30, 1907; at Washington Barracks, D.C., from June 30, 1907 to January 4, 1909; at New Orleans, Louisiana, January 6, 1909, to—.

 

Captain, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 9, 1909.

 

December 15, 1910; at Washington, D.C., Assistant to Chief of Engineers, December 17, 1910, to Major, Corps of Engineers, March 12, 1915. June 22, 1915 at Cincinnati, Ohio, June 26, 1915, to May 2, 1917; at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, at First Officers’ Training Camp, May 3 to Colonel of Engineers, National Army, August 5, 1917.

 

Aug. 23, 1917 at Camp Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, Camp Sevier, Greeneville, South Carolina, and Camp Upton, Yaphank, New York, commanding 306th Engineers, 81st Division; National Army, August 24, 1917, to July 30, 1918; en route to France, via England, with regiment, July 31 to August 20, 1918; in France with 306th Engineers, August 21 to October 6, 1918; in Toul Sector, France, Chief Engineer, 4th Army Corps, October 10 to November 17, 1918; en route to and at Cochem, Germany, Chief Engineer, 4th Army Corps, November 18, 1918, to May 11, 1919; at Trier, Germany, student officer at Army Center of Artillery Studies, May 11 to June 13; at Nashville, Tennessee, District Engineer, Nashville District, Aug. 6, 1919, to—

 

Returned to Grade of Major, October 6, 1919.

 

August 30, 1920 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, student officer, School of the Line, to 1921, when he was graduated as a Distinguished Graduate; student officer, General Staff School, to 1922, when he was graduated; Instructor, School of the Line, to Lieutenant Colonel of Engineers, November 10, 1924.

 

July, 7, 1926 at New York, New York, District Engineer, 1st New York District, July 22, 1926, to July 1, 1928; at Washington, D.C., Assistant to the Chief of Engineers, July 2, 1928, to January 10, 1932; at Schofield Bks., Territory of Hawaii, C.O., 3d Engineers and Deptartment Engineer, Hawaiian Deptartmnet February 10, 1932 to February 17, 1934;

 

COLONEL Retired., Feb. 28, 1934. For Disability Incident to the Service.

 

Died March 20, 1934, on the U.S. Transport “Republic” en route from Panama to New York, New York, age 56.

 

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RALSTON, ROBERT R

LT COL USA RET

VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown

DATE OF DEATH: 03/20/1934

DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/26/1934

BURIED AT: SECTION EAST SITE 897ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Seeking Model 1895 and 1902 Named Officer coats as well as Spanish American War Tropical Uniforms.
Also pre WW2 marine uniforms. Always pre-1945 Colorado National Guard Items wanted! Also seeking Rhodesian

Uniforms and Gear used by Americans in the Rhodesian Security Forces during the Bush War (Africa).

 

Fortune cookie say: "An expert is someone that knows so much about so little."

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Terry,

 

Thanks for the great information. I have tried to send you a message but it says you can not receive messages right now?

 

Mario

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Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

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Very nice uniform. It looks to be in pristine condition. Thanks for sharing it with us. Danny

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