Tuesday, June 7, 2016

PVT Raymond F. Prince

courtesy of Glenn
PVT Raymond F. Prince was born on 2 Jul 1924 in East Prairie, Missouri. He was the oldest of the 2 sons born to Raymond Huie and Eveline (Wright) Prince. We think that his mother died before 1930 and both boys moved to Detroit, Michigan where they lived with their maternal grandparents, Monroe James and Angeline (Derousse) Wright. His father re-married and in 1939 had the first of the 4 children they would have together. By 1940, all the family was living together in Mount Clemens, Michigan at 36 Union Street for which they $25 a month in rent.

After Raymond entered the army he was eventually sent to England and assigned to E Company 116th Infantry. He trained with the unit for the amphibious landing that was planned as part of the invasion of occupied France. PVT Prince was wounded in that effort on 6 Jun 1944. He died of his wound(s) on 7 Jun 1944.

Initially buried in France, PVT Prince was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in the Long Island National Cemetery in East Farmingdale, New York.

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