Raymond L. Kinder
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Raymond L. Kinder was born in
Missouri on October 31, 1906. He was drafted into the Army
on September 3, 1943 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His home of residence was listed as
Shawnee County, Kansas and his civilian occupation was listed as Semiskilled Routemen.
He had completed two years of High School and was married. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Kinder was assigned as a Private
to Company B 22nd Infantry on June 25, 1944.
He was one of 20 enlisted men assigned to the Company as replacements on that date.
Available accounts of battle
deaths of the 22nd Infantry do not list a date of death for
Raymond Kinder, only that he Died Of Wounds. Social Security death indexes and
Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs list his date of death as July 31, 1944.
This would indicate that Private
Kinder died of wounds received in action in France
on July 31, 1944 during Operation Cobra, the breakout from Normandy.
Raymond L. Kinder was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
La Cambe Cemetery, Isigny, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Kansas.
Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum
Plot: A-Acacia Lawn, Lot 454, sp. 1A
Grave marker for Raymond L. Kinder
Photo by Ceb from the Find A Grave website
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