Grave marker for Raymond H. Lockey in the George
Washington Memorial Park, Paramus (Bergen), New
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
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
On 2 December 1945 Pfc Lockey was
transferred from the 551st PIR to Company D, 508th