A Soldier's Story: Sergeant Ralph Gordon "Spot" Griswold

Sergeant Ralph Gordon "Spot" Griswold was born on May 17, 1893, in Warrens, Wisconsin.

He relocated to Montana and worked as a log scaler before enlisting in the US Army on September 18, 1917, in response to World War I. He deployed to France with the 20th Engineers and was assigned to supply lumber to the front. He served until July 25, 1919.

Sergeant Ralph Griswold returned to Missoula, Montana, after the war and continued to work in the lumber industry until September 22, 1953, when he died in an accident at a lumber yard.  He rests in St. Mary's Cemetery in Missoula, Montana.


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