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George G. Ritchie

In 1943, at the age of 20, Dr. George G. Ritchie, Jr., M.D. , (September, 25, 1923 - October 29, 2007) was a private in the Army stationed in Texas awaiting a transfer to Richmond to study medicine at the Medical College of Virginia to become a doctor for the military. However, he got sick with pneumonia and died. The Army physician in charge stated in a notarized statement that the medical officer summoned detected "no evidence of respiration or cardiac impulse" and declared Ritchie dead....See more