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naval officer.

Ralph Strafford Wentworth, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit. Mason, Sojourner, Hero of ’76.

Background

Wentworth, Ralph Strafford was born on December 18, 1890 in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frank Willis and Linnie Glee (Garney) Wentworth.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1912, student post graduate school, 1928-1929. Graduated from Nava War College, 1938.

Career

Commander Charles H. Morrison, Junior), Ralph Strafford, William. Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1912, advancing through the grades to commodore, 1943. Served in the United States ships Michigan, Florida, New Jersey, Petrel, Delaware, Arkansas, Henshaw, Texas, Decatur, Hull, Nashville.

Also served at United States Naval Academy United States Naval War College and R.O.T.C. Harvard College Participated in Mexico Border Campaign, 1914, and in World War I and World World War World War II.

Religion

The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

Politics

God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

Views

People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

Membership

Mason, Sojourner, Hero of ’76.

Connections

Married Gladys Davison Kaull, September 12, 1914. Children: Barbara Kaull (wife of Lieutenant.

father:
Frank Willis Wentworth

mother:
Linnie Glee (Garney) Wentworth

spouse:
Gladys Davison Kaull

child:
Barbara Kaull (wife of lt Wentworth