Friday, November 25, 2016

SSG Raymond G. Jahns

SSG Raymond G. Jahns was born 1 Aug 1918 in Kenosha County, Wisconsin to Adolph August and Elizabeth Margaret (Baechle) Jahns.  His father was a patrolman for the county highway department.

When drafted in March 1941, Raymond had been working as a farm hand.  After his initial training, he was eventually sent to Europe.  PVT Jahns was transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry on 22 Jun 1944. SSG Jahns (we do not know when he was promoted) was wounded on 31 Jul 1944 and evacuated.  He did not return to the unit, again from the replacement depot, until 28 Oct 1944. SSG Jahns was killed in action on 25 Nov 1944.

SSG Jahns was repatriated in 1948 and is buried in Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Slades Corners, Wisconsin.

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