WWII POW Ralph F. Kling Has Died, Age 95; Led Effort for POW Monument at Miramar National Cemetery
Ralph Kling, center, celebrates dedication of the POW Monument in September 2011 with Frank Burger, right, commander of the AXPOW San Diego chapter; and Sculptor Richard Becker of Poway, left, who created the statue.
Ralph F. Kling, a
fighter pilot who was shot down and captured by the Germans during World War
II, died at his home 28 March 2020, at age 95.
Kling, vice commander of American Ex-Prisoners of War San Diego Chapter
1, led the effort to place the POW Monument at Miramar National Cemetery.
“Liberation”, the 12-foot bronze statue of an emaciated man in rags surrounded
by barbed wire, represents the moment a POW [Continue Reading]