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RAYMOND H. LOCKEY


Grave marker for Raymond H. Lockey in the George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus (Bergen), New Jersey.

Raymond enlisted in the Army at New, NJ on 23 January 1943.

He received parachute training at Ft. Benning, GA and was transferred from the Parachute School to Company E, 508th on 9 August 1943.

On 2 September he was again transferred, this time to the Replacement Station #990 from which he was reassigned to the 509h PIR.  As a member of the 509th he saw action in the Anzio campaign and was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead device.  It may also be where he earned the Purple Heat which is noted on his grave marker.

On 2 December 1945 Pfc Lockey was transferred from the 551st PIR to Company D, 508th PIR.

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