Rinehart, Ralph

Ralph Rinehart served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater during World War II. He was attached to a Quartermaster unit while in Sydney, Australia helping load and unload transport ships. Then, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, he was involved in an air raid against the Japanese and helped construct a Landing Craft Mechanized. He finished the war in Manila, Philippines working on tugboats (which the Army operated) helping transport supplies to ships in the harbor.