registered for the draft in New York City (Bronx county), New York and
was inducted into the Army at Fort Jay, Governors Island, NY on 9 June
Sgt Pateracki was
transferred from Hq, The Parachute School, Fort Benning GA, to Hq 1st,
508th PIR on 29 October 1943.
decorations include Combat Infantryman Badge for action during Normandy,
France Campaign, 6 June 1944 to 9 July 1944 and the bronze service
Arrowhead deviceawarded for participation in the Normandy assault
Raymond died in
Sacramento, CA, his remains were cremated and the disposition of his
ashes is unknown.