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Ralph A. Preston, Jr.

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“I met Captain Preston several years ago. He was a very interesting man, and had knowledge of various topics that he liked to discuss and present. He...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Tillman - Virginia Beach, VA

“Ralph was a friend and mentor for many years.He will be missed. He will be remembered. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Whorton - Gloucester, VA

“Condolences to Ralph's family and friends. In such a sad time I hope it helps you to know that Ralph had such a positive impact on the world and the...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jeff Johnston - Suffolk, VA

“To the daughters of Ralph Preston, our prayers for you in this time of sorrow. He spoke often of you. Those of us in the Civil War re-enactment...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Valerie and Vanassa,Words cannot express the sorrow I felt when you told me that Ralph had passed. I can't imagine the degree of suffering that you...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Mayo

“Valerie and Vanassa, I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. I know what you are going through. It will not get better but it wil change over...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Madeline Meents - Robbinsville NC, NC

“My deepest sympathy to the family of Ralph. I'm sure he will be greatly missed.I met Ralph at Wendy's a number of years ago, and spent a lot of...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Dana Mosteller - Virginia Beach, VA

“Captain Preston was a great guy, and a friend of mine. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Thomas Tillman - Virginia Beach, VA


9 of 10 | Posted by: Thomas Tillman - Virgina Beach, VA

“I came to know Ralph during the last few years. I really enjoyed sharing coffee with him at McDonalds and listening to his war stories. I had the...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jack Kotvas - Virginia Beach, VA


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Ralph passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Ralph was a resident of Chesapeake, Virginia at the time of his passing.

He graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans LA.

Captain Preston enlisted into the Marine Corps. He served both in the Korean War and Vietnam War. He so loved the Corps and his country and served a total of 30 years.

He was married to Viola.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted on Thursday September 15 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church. The burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery with full honors at a later date.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Disabled Veterans Association. Semper Fi.

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