FULL NAME:

Raymond H. Conner

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

18013477

  • DATE OF BIRTH: January 22, 1920
  • DATE OF DEATH: November 1, 1971
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Corpus Christi, Nueves County, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
  • DATE OF ENLISTMENT:
    October 23, 1940
  • PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Fort Sam Houston, Texas
ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    2nd Engineer Combat Battalion
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company A
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Technician Fifth Grade (T/5)
  • POSITION IN UNIT:
    Jeep Driver
BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS

✭ Normandy Campaign (6 June – 24 July 1944), ✭ Northern France Campaign (25 July – 14 September 1944), ✭ Ardennes-Alsace Campaign (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945), ✭ Rhineland Campaign (15 September 1944 – 21 March 1945), ✭ Central Europe Campaign (22 March – 11 May 1945)

HONORED BY:

Carol Vogel, Daughter

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File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)
in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946. - Record Group 64 (info)

Brief Scope: This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.

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ARTICLES

S/Sgt. Samuel R. Hodges and the Battle for the Twin Villages

„…we were told to go back and guard the crossroads leading into the town. We quickly retreated to the town of Krinkelt in Belgium.“ S/Sgt. Samuel R. Hodges, Company L, 38th Inf. Regt. “Lt. Bill Jones from Oklahoma was our Platoon Leader. He was a considerable distance out front leading the way. There were numerous tanks around the crossroads which he presumed were Americans. When he realized they were German tanks, it was too late for escape. We all learned a valuable lesson that day, don´t ever presume anything. Lt. Jones hid behind a brick wall and watched as seven American soldiers lined up in front of a tank and were slaughtered. Then a lone soldier was lined up and shot. Hiding in an old well for a long period of time proved useless. Later that day, Lt. Jones was captured by infantry soldiers. Some wanted to shoot him on the spot, but thankfully, the leader would not permit it….

T/5 Raymond H. Conner – Company A, 2nd Eng. Combat Bn.

We are pleased to present you the story of this wonderful M1 helmet with the insignia of the 2nd Infantry Division! This helmet was found in France several years ago and was purchased by a French historian, Tony Brentot. After a few years of intense research, Tony uncovered the unique story of the helmet and its original owner, T/5 Raymond H. Conner, a member of Company A, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. Raymond H. Conner was born on January 22, 1920 in Corpus Christi, Nueves County, Texas. His parents owned the family farm. After a first year spent in high school Raymond decided to join the Army. Raymond enlisted on October 23, 1940 and he was sent to Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, where he was assigned to Company A, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. On June 7, 1944, after almost three years and six months of intensive training, field maneuvers and preparations, Raymond, now…