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Raymond McCoy

1922 - 1999

PFC Raymond F. McCoy was a member of B Battery, 29th Field Artillery Battalion during the June 6, 1944 Invasion of Normandy, landing at Utah Beach. He was a gun crew cannoneer, and participated in the liberation of Cherbourg, the St. Lo Breakthrough, Houffalize, St. Vith, Bastogne, and the defense of Luxembourg City, Belgium, in what was later termed the "Battle of the Bulge". With the rest of his battalion, he crossed the Rhine River at Worms and the Danube River in Bavaria. He advanced deep into Germany stopping about six miles from the Austrian border because the Germans had surrendered on VE Day.

The son of Willis and Myra McCoy, he was born February 18, 1922 in Newburgh, New York. He passed away on March 11, 1999, at the age of 77, in Walden, New York. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Eleanor Clark McCoy, and is survived by his daughter, Deborah A. McCoy-Cea, of Walden, one sister, Eva McGuire, of Highland, two grandsons, and several nieces and nephews.


His Family Mourns His Loss

Gone, but not forgotten!

His Comrades Honor Him


Photograph Courtesy of Irving Smolens, B Battery, 29th FA Bn, WWII Veteran.
Photo was enhanced by Sandy Easton, who created the memorium graphics displayed!

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