William Arthur Raynes, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

William Arthur Raynes
Gunnery Sergeant, US Marine Corps
Date of Death: May 25, 1945
Cause of Death: Killed in Action (Okinawa, Japan)
Date of Enlistment: July 13, 1942
Hometown: Valparaiso

Newspaper Notices:

Sgt. Raynes Loses Life

Another Valparaiso boy has given his life for his country and has been enshrined on the honor roll of heroic dead.

Gunnery Sgt. William A. Raynes of the United States Marine Corps, and son of Mrs. Elizabeth Watts, 402 Brown street, was killed in action on Okinawa on May 25 last, according to a telegram received by his mother Tuesday.

Sgt. Raynes was 23 years of age on May 4 last. He joined the marines on July 13, 1942. He had been in the Pacific area for 28 months and was scheduled to return to Valparaiso for a visit in a short time.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 21, 1945; Volume 18, Page 1 Column 3

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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