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Frederic Charles Ritger Jr


Ritger played football for Columbia University where he did his undergraduate work. He earned his law degree from Rutgers University. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for New Jersey.


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Born Orange, New Jersey 15 December 1921
Lived in Newark, New Jersey 1940
Enlisted New York, New York 26 May 1941
Combat Mission Castelvecchio, Italy 12 October 1944
Combat Mission Ala, Italy 6 November 1944
Shot Down/Evaded near Modena, Italy 2 December 1944

After bailing out, Ritger successfully evaded capture by connecting with partisans. He returned to Allied controlled territory on 22 December 1944 and was back at his base on Corsica on 23 December 1944. He was returned to the USA.

Graduated Piscataway, New Jersey 1951

Rutgers University School of Law

Died Neptune City, New Jersey 2 September 2005
Buried 5 September 2005

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
PLOT Sec: 8-G ROW 18, Site: 1


Date Contributor Update
22 December 2021 01:12:09 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
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