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Raymond Carlyle Blanton

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: April 21, 1925
Hometown: Richmond City
Entered: August 4, 1943
Served In: World War II
Missing In Action Date: October 14, 1944
Casualty Date: October 15, 1945
Died In: Germany
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart

Staff Sergeant Blanton served with C Company, 1st Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division when he was first listed as Missing in Action while fighting German forces in the Huertgen Forest.  and was listed as Missing in Action on October 14, 1944 and was declared Killed in Action on October 15, 1945.

His name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing in the Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands. His remains were identified in April 2020 and he will be reinterred July 1, 2021 in Richmond.

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