Tuesday, October 18, 2016

PFC Raymond F. Hess

PFC Raymond F. Hess was born 4 Aug 1916 in Williamstown, Pennsylvania to John Clarence and Cora Ann (Haskins) Hess.  His father was a coal miner.  In 1940 Raymond was working at the mine as well and still living with his parents.  The family had a combined reported 1939 income of $1650.

Raymond was drafted in May 1943.  He had been working as a bookkeeper/clerk. Raymond was sent to Europe.  On 22 Jul 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry.  Interestingly, his military occupational specialty (MOS) is given as 803-Bugler.  PFC Hess was killed in action on 18 Oct 1944.

PFC Hess was repatriated and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Williamstown, Pennsylvania.

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