Raymond Richard Rice

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/29/1944

 

 

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.

 

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot G Row 28 Grave 17

 

     

Grave marker for

Raymond R. Rice

Photo by

John Tomawski

and

Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

Top photo of Private Raymond R. Rice at Camp Gordon, Georgia from the webmaster's collection

 

 

 

 

 


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