Ralph Vernon Little, Sr.
July 24, 1917 - January 31, 2011
Bellows Falls Vermont
He loved Eleanor; his wife of over 67 years, Boots his cat, who he rescued from the streets in spite of Boots ferule alley cat temperament ; Dancing at the Moose Lodge; and his friends and family who he truly did not know how to disappoint. He would not allow anyone to be put out for him and honestly did not grasp that we did not see helping him as being put out. He was kind, loving and humble.
There will never be anyone else like Ralph. He was truly the greatest of "The Greatest Generation." He never missed a family event; graduations, weddings, christenings, birthdays, first communions, and so on. We are all blessed to have known him and should try to be more like him.
He served his country and preserved freedom for all in U.S. Army Infantry from 1936 to 1962. His military career spanned two of America's greatest military victories in the 20th century, World War II and the Korean War. While serving in the Army Ralph was awarded three purple hearts and two silver stars.
Also retired from civil service with IRS.