Veteran of the Week: Lt. Col. Joseph V. Ramp

Published 5:19 pm Monday, April 23, 2018

By MELANIE POOLE / Special to the Reporter

The Veteran of the Week is sponsored by the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village — honoring America’s veterans and telling the stories of their service and sacrifice for the cause of liberty.

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Lt. Col. Joseph V. Ramp as Veteran of the Week,” American Village founder and CEO Tom Walker said. “He is representative of the hundreds of thousands of Alabamians who have risked it all for the sake of our country and its freedom. To all veterans we owe a debt we can never fully repay.”

Lt. Col. Joseph V. Ramp is being recognized as this week’s Veteran of the Week. (Contributed)

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Here are highlights about this week’s Veteran of the Week: Joseph Ramp was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1916. He served in the United States Army during World War II (1943-1946). He spent three months as a 2nd Lt. Mess Officer and 32 months as a 1st Lt. Medical Supply Officer. He was responsible for procurement, requisition, storage and accounting required for hospital use. Lt. Col. Ramp supervised the keeping of records, trained and supervised assistant personnel, and made reports to his superiors. He earned the World War II American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Lt. Col. Ramp died in 2005. We salute this member of “The Greatest Generation.”