Monday, July 18, 2016

PFC Raymond Calvin Sprogell

PFC Raymond Calvin Sprogell was born 13 Jul 1922 in Gloucester, New Jersey. He was the only child of Raymond Wesley and Myrtle Louisa (Higginbotham) Sprogell. His father was an electrician. The family lived at 64 Manor Avenue in Oaklyn, New Jersey and young Raymond graduated from Collingswood High School. After graduating, Raymond went to work for the Utility Electric Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Raymond was drafted in December 1942. After his basic military training he was sent to England in May 1943. We don't know where he was assigned after arriving in England. PFC Sprogell was transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry on 28 Jun 1944. He fought with the unit as a rifleman until killed in action on 18 Jun 1944.

PFC Sprogell was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in New Saint Mary's Cemetery in Bellmawr, New Jersey.

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