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Pvt. Raymond Ward


Born: 8 October 1922 - Benton County, Indiana

Parents: Elijah P. Ward & Rose Wright-Ward

    - parents immigrated from England

Siblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothers

Home:

    - 409 South Tenth Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1940

Enlisted:

    - 25 August 1942

Serial Number: 16101178

Training:

    - Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas 

    - Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia

    - Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Unit: Company C, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Engagements:

    - D-Day, Normandy, France

    - 8 June 1944 - Battle of Come-du-Mont

    - Battle of Carentan

Killed in Action:

    - 12 June 1944

        - Battle of Carentan

            - died defending a bridge on the Pruve River

Buried: 

    - Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France

         - Plot:  E  Row:  12  Grave:  19

Medals:

    - Good Conduct Medal

    - Purple Heart




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