Arnold, Ray Lewis, Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1945, 604, 24th Infantry Division
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Seven Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Leadmine
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Dec 07, 1984
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SERGEANT RAY LEWIS ARNOLD WORKED AS A COAL MINER BEFORE ENLISTING IN THE U.S. ARMY INFANTRY ON 6 MAY 1941.  HE WAS SENT TO THE ASIATIC-PACIFIC AND ASSIGNED AS A LIGHT MACHINE GUN SECTION LEADER WITH COMPANY "A" OF THE 21ST INFANTRY REGIMENT, 24TH INFANTRY DIVISION WHERE HE SERVED FROM 21 JUNE 1941 TO 19 MARCH 1945 TAKING PART IN 4 CAMPAIGNS INCLUDING THE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT LANDINGS IN NEW GUINEA AND THE SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES. HE WAS WOUNDED ON 9 NOVEMBER 1944 IN LEYTE, PHILIPPINES.  SGT ARNOLD WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON 13 JUNE 1945 AT WHICH TIME HE RETURNED HOME TO LEADMINE, TUCKER COUNTY, WV.  ON 10 NOVEMBER 1945 HE MARRIED PAULINE ELIZABETH WEST. HE LIVED IN LEADMINE UNTIL HIS DEATH . RAY ARNOLD WAS LAID TO REST AT THE BETHEL CEMETERTY IN HOLLY MEADOWS, TUCKER COUNTY, WV.
   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment24th Infantry Division
  1941-1945, 604, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment/A Company
  1941-1945, 604, 24th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
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