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SGT Raymond Richard "Sonny" Liguori, Sr
Birth: Feb. 2, 1918
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1950
Kingston
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

The son of Italian immigrants Dominick A. Liguori and Michelina Anna Marichese. Married Marie Ella Boyer on September 12, 1942. They had a son and a daughter.

Served with the 24th Infantry Division from 1938 to 1941. Honorably discharged in July of 1941. Reenlisted into the Army Air Force after Pearl Harbor.

Served with the 33rd Fighter Group in the Army Air Force during World War II. Wounded in July 1944 and shipped home to an Army hospital. Honorably discharged and released from the hospital in November of 1944.

Died of a cerebral hemorrhage as a result of the wounds he sustained in combat.


Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 bronze stars
World War II Victory Medal
Army Presidential Unit Citation

Expert: Small Bore, Machine Gun, Bayonet
Sharpshooter: Pistol
Marksman: Rifle


Raymond's stone incorrectly lists his unit of service as the 116th AAF Base Unit. This was actually the hospital he was in after his return to the States, which appears on his discharge papers. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Dominick Angelo Liguori (1886 - 1965)
 
 Spouse:
  Marie Ella Boyer Liguori (1911 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Cemetery
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Anne Batts
Record added: Aug 08, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9286433
SGT Raymond Richard Sonny Liguori, Sr
Added by: Anne Batts
 
SGT Raymond Richard Sonny Liguori, Sr
Added by: Anne Batts
 
SGT Raymond Richard Sonny Liguori, Sr
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RIP. Thank you for your service. GOd bless and keep your family. May your soul have eternal rest.
- nag
 Added: Jul. 18, 2016
Sounds like he was a great guy. He sort of looks like Mark Zuckerberg. Very modern looking guy. RIP and thank you for your sacrifice.
- David S
 Added: May. 19, 2016
Long ago two Goodwin brothers came to America to Rochester, Marion County, NY. One was my Great, great Grandfather Frederick Augustus Goodwin. He and his brother joined the Civil War in Marion, NY. Thank you, Marion NY and the city of Rochester for sendin...(Read more)
- betty dove
 Added: May. 5, 2016
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