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Ward, Pvt. Raymond

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Pvt. Raymond Ward  
Born: 8 October 1922 – Universal, 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  
Employment: Jefferson Electric – Bellwood, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 27 June 1942
Contact Person: E. P. Ward – father
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 Douve 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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