Glendale Man Wounded in Holland
Word was received on December 7, by Miss Cecilia L. Ortega that he
brother Private Raul L. Ortega, with the British Second Army, was wounded
in Holland on November 21. Private Ortega has been in the Army since
July 13, 1942, and went overseas in May of this year.
He was stationed at Camp Carson, Colorado, while in the United
States and took Paratroop training in England before going into action.
His parents are both dead.
NOTE: In this article published in the Glendale
News on December 22, 1944, the newspaper reported Raul as having been
wounded on November 21st. Subsequent data reveals that he had been
KIA nearly two weeks earlier. Slow reporting channels probably
accounted for the initial date error.
Grave marker for Pfc Raul L. Ortega in
Lot E, of the Alfred Ortega plot in
Glendale Memorial Park, Glendale, Arizona.
The Ortega family stone stands erect at the right front while Raul's marker
is at left, horizontal to the ground.
Pfc Ortega was killed in action on November 8, 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart
(Photos courtesy Suzanne Richmond)