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Ralph Mct. Pennell Edit Profile

army officer

Ralph Mct. Pennell, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, 1920, Oakleaf Cluster, 1943; Legion of Merit, 1946.


Pennell, Ralph Mct. was born on August 18, 1882 in Martin Township, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. Son of James Robert and Nannie Malvina (Browne) Pennell.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1906. Distinguished graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1923, Army War College, 1927, Naval War College, 1928.


Colonel Richard K. Boyd), Robert (major, United States Army), Elizabeth (wife of Lieutenant Colonel Osmund A. Leahy, United States Army), Margaret. Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1906. Promoted through grades to major general, February 26, 1942.

Served as lieutenant colonel, Field Artillery, National Army, August 1917-July 1918. Colonel Field Artillery, United States Army, July 1918-June 1920. Commanded 27th Division overseas.

Commandant, The Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, October 28, 1944.


Married Norma Scott Bestor, April. Children: Norma Katharine (wife of Lieutenant.

James Robert Pennell

Nannie Malvina (Browne) Pennell

Norma Scott Bestor

Norma Katharine (wife of Lt Pennell