|courtesy of Frogman|
Fernand was probably drafted in late 1942 or early 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to England and assigned to L Company 116th Infantry. He trained for and was with the unit in the amphibious assault on Omaha Beach on the coast of Normandy on 6 Jun 1944. PVT Raymond was promoted to PFC on 20 Jun 1944. He fought with the unit until killed in action on 19 Jul 1944.
PFC Raymond rests forever in the Normandy American Cemetery.
Great, great-grandfather, Charles Raymond fought under GEN Andrew Jackson in defense of New Orleans in the War of 1812. Great-grandfather Charles Paul Pierre Raymond was a PVT in B Company 23rd Louisiana Infantry in the Civil War.