Ray R. Scism
Inducted From Tennessee
He was initially buried at Limey Cemetery at Toul, France and reburied at Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint Avold, France, J, 14, 10.
The Kingsport Times-news, 11 February 1945
Pfc. Ray R. Scism killed in Saar area.
Church Hill – Pfc. Ray R. Scism was killed in action in Germany, December 3, according to a telegram received recently by his wife.
The 31-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Scism of Church Hill entered the service February 17, 1944 and took his training at Indiantown Gap, Pa., and in West Virginia. He sailed for England August 1 and had been overseas four months.
A member of the infantry serving under General Patton, Private Scism was fighting in the Saar Basin at the time of his death.
Private Scism was employed by Holston Ordnance Works before entering the service.
Today (Dec 3, 2020) is the anniversary of Uncle Ray’s death.
–Submitted by his niece, Roseanna Jones