MUIR-KIA-16 Dec 1944 Battle of the Bulge
(December 16, 1944, Battle of the Bulge, Cpl. T-5 Raymond Muir, 24th Infantry, 5th Armored Division, from Sharon, Windsor County, VT.)
White River Herald Obit, undated, probably January 1945
Sharon Soldier Killed in Action
Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Muir received a telegram from the War Department Sunday morning, Jan. 7th, telling them that their son, Cpl. T-5 Raymond, had been killed in action on Dec. 16th in Germany.
Cpl. Raymond Handly Muir was born in Sharon June 11, 1917, the oldest child of Sandy and Nellie Margaret (Handly) Muir. He graduated from grammar school in 1932.
Raymond spent 15 months in two different CCC camps and then he worked on the Vermont highway until he entered the service on March 11, 1941, going to Camp Wheeler, Ga., and Camp Blanding, Fla.
He went overseas in January, 1942, to Camp Clayton, Canal Zone. He returned to the States in March, 1943. He left Camp Kilmer, N.J., last February for England.
Raymond leaves, besides his parents, three brothers and four sisters-Margaret M., Mrs. James Bullard of this town; Alexander J., at home; Mary A., Mrs. Nelson Parizo of Claremont, N.H.; Janet N. and Marshall W., at home; also his grandfather, James Handly of Claremont. He was engaged to Miss Gladys E. Chadwick of Perkinsville.
Raymond was a fine young man and full of promise. All he was looking forward to was to get the job over and come home to his little farm in the Day district.