Raymond Richard Rice
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Raymond R. Rice was born in
Edwards County, Illinois in 1921. He enlisted in the Regular Army
for service in the Philippine Department, on September 26, 1940 at East St Louis, Illinois. His home of residence
was listed as Edwards County, Illinois and his civilian occupation was listed as Semiskilled Chauffeurs And
Drivers, Bus, Taxi, Truck, And Tractor. He had completed one year of High School and was single with
no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.
The date of his assignment to
the 22nd Infantry is unknown but he was serving as a
Private with Company B 22nd Infantry at least by October 1941 as he is in a Company
photo taken at Fort Benning, Georgia during that time frame.
Private Raymond R. Rice
From a Company photograph of Company B 22nd Infantry circa June-October 1941
Courtesy of John and Gladys King
The date of Rice's promotions
are unknown. In the Morning Reports for Company B
he is recorded as being reduced from the rank of Technician 5th Class to Private on
April 11, 1944 at Newton Abbot, Devon, England. He is entered in the casualty lists
as killed in action with the rank of Sergeant.
Sergeant Rice was killed in
action in France during the battle for Cherbourg
on June 29, 1944.
Raymond R. Rice was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
La Cambe Cemetery, Isigny, France in Block AE Row 10 Grave 197 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Plot G Row 28 Grave 17
Grave marker for
Raymond R. Rice
Top photo of Private Raymond R. Rice at Camp Gordon, Georgia from the webmaster's collection
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