Virginia Heroes

Raymond Russell Pierce

Private First Class, Army

Born: January 20, 1920
Hometown: Loudoun County, VA
Entered: January 7, 1942
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: July 31, 1943
Died In: Guadalcanal, South Pacific

Served with B Company, 145th Infantry Regiment. Raymond was wounded and died on Guadalcanal Island in the South-West Pacific. He was first interred in Europe; it was possibly 5 years later, Raymond’s mother had his body returned home and finally rested with military honors.

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