Private First Class Raymond S. McElyea was assigned to Company C, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. In January 1945 the Division was attacking the Siegfried Line.

PFC McElyea was born on 28 May 1919 he was killed in action on 24 January 1945. He is interred in Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville Tennessee along with his brother Charles who was lost earlier in the war.

Enlisted on May 3, 1944, in Camp Shelby, MS
Parents: Robert E. and Margaret M. McElyea
Siblings: Charles E. McElyea, Homer McElyea, and Leon McElyea

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