SK Henry Ralston W4PPM
Adolph Henry Ralston W4PPM of Middlesboro, Kentucky became a silent key at the age of 85 Tuesday February 1, 2005. His distinctive call Whiskey Four Pistol Packing Mama will be missed by all who knew to be a true gentleman at all times and a superb conversationalist.
Licensed since 1934, Henry as we knew him graduated from Duke University Law School in 1942 and served in the army air corps during World War II as a control tower operator on Iwo Jima. Upon his return, home he worked in the family coal business, practiced law, farmed, and operated an automobile dealership. Henry operated the family coal business until retiring in the mid 1980s.
Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Middlesboro, followed by interment in the Middlesboro Cemetery. All who ever had the opportunity to know him over the airwaves or in person will miss this fine gentleman.
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