Horace Richmond Raper, after enlisting in the Army at Knoxville, was assigned to Company G, 59th Infantry, 4th Division. He went overseas in Spring 1918 with his unit and after training in quiet sectors, he took part in the Marne offensive, the St-Mihiel drive, and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive up to October 9, 1918, when he was killed in action in the latter battle. Died 4 October 1918 in France

He is buried at the US National Cemetery, Knoxville.

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