WWII vet BMC Ratke honored at Oxford Vet's Home

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OXFORD – 101-year-old BMC Joseph W. Ratke was celebrated at the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford on Saturday during a Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) plaque presentation in his honor.

A veteran of World War II, BMC Joseph “Tug-master” Ratke was greeted by family, friends, and a former shipmate at the ceremony.

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