Ralph Maurice Buffington was born 12 January 1880 at Berkshire, Tioga County, New York. He was a career Army officer and died on 10 April 1933. He was buried with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
MAJOR RALPH BUFFINGTON DIES AT VIRGINIA HOME
Washington, April 11, 1933 – Major Ralph M. Buffington, U.S.A., retired, died at his home in Cherrydale, Virginia, yesterday at the age of 53. He was born in Berkshire, New York, and entered the Army as a Veterinary in 1911. Funeral Services will be held in the Fort Myer Chapel tomorrow and burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. He is survived by his widow.
His son, Ralph Maurice Buffington, Jr., Second Lieutenant, United States Army, was killed in action during the Korean War in 1950.
BUFFINGTON, RALPH M
- Major, United States Army
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/10/1933
- BURIED AT: SECTION 7 SITE 10086
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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