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SGT Raymond Richard “Sonny” Liguori, Sr

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SGT Raymond Richard “Sonny” Liguori, Sr

  • Birth 2 Feb 1918 Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
  • Death 14 Jul 1950 Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 9286433

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.

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  • Created by: Anne Batts
  • Added: 8 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9286433
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Raymond Richard “Sonny” Liguori, Sr (2 Feb 1918–14 Jul 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9286433, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Anne Batts (contributor 46628225) .