A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
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.