Warren A. Rangnow (# 33337286)

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Januari 14, 1922
Technician 4th Grade (T/4)

783rd Ordnance
83rd Infantry

Warren A. Rangnow was born on January 14, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised there as the son of the late Rudolph (1887-1972), and Mary (Adolph) Wickert (1885-1971) woh were maried in 1911. His father Rudolph C. Warren served in World War One with the AEF in Europe.

Warren Allen Rangnow lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when he enlisted the service (#33337286) on September 30, 1942 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After basic training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, he went to Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky where he continued his training.
In preparation for his overseas deployment, he was sent to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, then on the New York port of embarkation in April, leaving for the European Theatre of Operations (ETO). He was a T/4 with the 783rd Ordnance Company, attached to the 83rd Infantry Division from April 6, 1944 until December 14, 1945.


Top left: Warren "Rags" Rangnow and Virginia "Ginny" in April 1943. Top right: Rags and Ginny somewhere in 2014/2015. Above: from left to right, Sgt. Litrenta, Les Wolf and Warren Rengnow visiting Le Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France.

After the 39 months of military service he joined end spent hisentire working career with the Bell Telephone Compani of Pansylvania. Warren "Rags" Rangnow married Virginia "Ginny" and they raised two children. In retirement he has been busy volunteering for twelve years at the Fox Chase Cancer, dabbing in art and writing for the 83rd Division magazine.
Rags passed away on April 18, 2016, Pennsylvania  and is buried at Section 3, Site 1042 of the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


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