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Ray Keegan

Submitted by: Rev. Lin McGee {Grand Niece}

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Ray Keegan born around April 9, 1895, Ray Keegan served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1918.

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Ray Keegan was born in Mikado, Mi, on April 9, 1895. He lived in New Hartford, CT, with his family when he was a child. He was living in Harrisville, MI, when he went to Flint on June 5, 1917 to join the Army to fight in the first World War. He was sent to Ft. McArthur in Waco, TX, for his mi training – and then off to Hoboken, NJ, to leave the United States for combat in France on the Army Transport Service # 51 on February 9, 1918.

Private Ray Keegan was serving with the 125th Infantry Regiment, Company F, 32 Infantry Division = Red Arrow when he was KIA on July 31, 1918 fighting in The Battle of Château-Thierry which was part of the Second Battle of the Marne. He was 23 years of age at the time of his death. He is buried at the Oise-Asine American Cemetery – Burial Plot B, Row 18, Grave 10 – in Fere-en-Tardenois, France. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

 

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