Raymond L. Broyles is buried at Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, the Netherlands, C, 14, 15

Raymond Lester Broyles was born in the South Central Community of Chuckey, Washington County, Tennessee on 25 March 1921. He enlistment in the United States Army on 7 August 1942 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

After basic training, he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th “Old Hickory” Infantry Division. The 30th was first formed from National Guard units from North and South Carolina and Tennessee during the Great War (World War I) in 1917. It was still a National Guard unit when it was called back to active military/federal service for World War II.

Raymond’s the son of Charles “Charlie” Lester Broyles and Stella Mae Erwin. One of his twin brothers: Ross Refford Broyles served in the United States Navy during World War II. His other twin brother: Roy Lee Broyles served in the United States Army Air Forces also in World War II and died in a farming accident on the family farm in 1953.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 March 1921
  • Date of death: 23 February 1945
  • County: Greene
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Middle Panel
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