Eugene Moore Raby was born on 2 November 1923 at Hickory, North Carolina, the son of S.R. Raby and Mamie Hamshaw.
Originally from Old Fort, McDowell County, NC
Killed in Action in Belgium
Eugene Raby was initially buried at Grand Failly Cemetery at Longuyon, France and reburied at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, D, 2, 19
The Marion Progress, 25 January 1945
Paratrooper Eugene M. Raby of Old Fort was killed in action in Belgium on January 4th, according to word received from the war department. He enlisted in the army in February, 1943, was accepted as a cadet flyer, and sent to Rhode Island State College for nine months. When Army Cadet training was discontinued he volunteered for the paratroopers and was sent to England in August, 1944. Pvt. Raby, one of McDowell County’s promising young ment, had a host of friends both of Old Fort and Marion. He graduated from Old Forth High school as valedictorian of his class in 1941. His engagement to Miss Sue Carver of Marion was announced shortly before he left for overseas. Pvt. Raby is survived by his sister, Mrs. H.C. Worley of Old Fort, two brothers, and a grandmother.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 2 November 1923
- Date of death: 4 January 1945
- County: Greene
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 139th Engineer Battalion, 17th Airborne Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Middle Panel
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