Ralph Shinn was from Elba, Nebraska. He attended Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney, where he was on the track team. When he left for service as an enlisted soldier in the Marine Corps, he only lacked six months of school until he would have graduated. He died on May 16th, 1945 on Okinawa. He was awarded an honorary degree from NSTC at Kearney from President Cushing.
Branch of Service
Military Occupational Specialty
Original Source Location
UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Folder 4, Envelope 5
Cpl. Ralph C. Shinn, Former Student at College, Is Killed
Shinn-Ralph-B23F4E5-05.pdf (99 kB)
Corp. Ralph Shinn Killed
Shinn-Ralph-Memorial.pdf (1365 kB)
Memorial to Ralph C. Shinn
Briggs-B23-Env-5-Ralph-Shinn-03.tif (423088 kB)
Ralph Shinn in uniform (high quality)
"Ralph C. Shinn" (1945). World War II Casualties. 32.