Private First Class Raymond Buel Wade was born in Arkansas. Prior to joining the military, he worked as a farm hand in Blount County, Tennessee. He enlisted in the military on July 2, 1943 in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The remains of Private First Class Wade were returned to the United States from a cemetery in France aboard either the U.S. Army Transport John L. McCarley or U.S. Army Robert F. Burns on April 1st or 2nd. Private First Class Wade was laid to rest on May 18, 1948, at the U.S. National Cemetery, Knoxville. He was buried with full military honors.
Raymond B. Wade was my Dad’s brother. I was born in 1947, so I never knew my uncle. My parents named me after Raymond. Both Raymond and my Dad, Grady Wade, were serving in the Army in France during the Battle of the Bulge when Raymond was killed. Raymond was in the infantry and dad was in artillery.
–Submitted by nephew, Raymond E. Wade
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 28 February 1925
- Date of death: 8 January 1945
- County: Blount
- Hometown: Walland
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 100th Infantry
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Top Panel
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