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Melvin Edward Ratz Collection

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Melvin Edward Ratz Collection

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Name:
Melvin Edward Ratz
State of Birth:
WI
Home State:
OH
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
Cold War
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1954-1978
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Air Force
Location of Service
Europe; Middle East; Japan; Sweden; United States; Ankara, Turkey;
Highest Rank
E-8
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a observer and as a spy in East Germany. He spent 24 years in the Air Force and 9 years as a civilian serving as a spy. He also served as a U.S. Embassy military attaché in Ankara, Turkey, and in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Robert Shook
Contributor:
John Boehner
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
U.S. House of Representatives/John Boehner
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/91078
Subjects:
Ratz, Melvin Edward
Cold War--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Cite as:
Melvin Edward Ratz Collection
(AFC/2001/001/91078), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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