Edward A. Ribeiro was born 1922 as the middle son of Antonio and Virginia Ribeiro. He was raised in a proud traditional family and his dad served

honorably in the US Army during WWI. Following this tradition, Eddie and

his two brothers, Arthur and Anthony, all enlisted in the Army and served

bravely in WWII. From 1942 on, Ed served valiantly in the European Campaigns

of: Normandy Beach, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. Eddie was wounded twice in combat for which he received the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was also awarded the Bronze Star for combat against the enemy, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 Stars, WWII Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal. Eddie was honorably discharged in 1945. Eddie was a long time resident of Plymouth having graduated from Plymouth High School. He played semi-pro football with the Plymouth Rockets. After leaving the service, he began a life long campaign of donating blood

through various local socal clubs, accumulating over 25 gallons. This was a

that was very rewarding and meaningful to him. Ed was also a very proud and active member of American Legion Post 40 for over 57 years. He served many years on the E-Boad and as sgt. at Arms. During this time, he volunteered over 1500 hours at the Brockton VA Medical Center, serving meals to veterans.

One of Eddie's passions in life, was participating in the Post 40 Color Guard. Serving as a Corporal for many years, he was proud to represent the post in parades, dedications or wherever the Color Guard was needed. He greatly loved going up to Canada with his comrads marching with sister post, Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 120, in their Warriors Day Parade. Our good friend Eddie

passed away in 2001 in May of 2002 at a ceremony in his honor American

Legion Post 40 was re-named American legion P.F.C. Edward A. Riberiro Post 40 Plymouth,