RALPH F. BRADFORD, JR., LT, USN
Ralph Bradford, Jr. '22
Date of birth: August 25, 1899
Date of death: November 5, 1931
From the 1922 Lucky Bag:
Ralph was lost on November 5, 1931 when a 5" gun turret aboard USS Colorado (BB 45) exploded during practice off the coast of San Pedro, California. Four others were also lost, and another 23 wounded.
He is buried in Illinois.