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Raymond Blum

312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Entered the Service from:

New Jersey

Died:

10/22/1918

Grave Location:

Plot B, Row 28, Grave 32

Pvt. Raymond Blum served in the 312th Infantry, 78th Infantry Division, Company B. Born and raised in Nutley, N.J., Blum was a prominent athlete and the son of the mayor. He attended local schools in Nutley and worked for the American Linseed Company before joining the Army.

Blum was killed in action on  October 22, 1918, five months after he went overseas. In a letter received at the end of November 1918, Pvt. Walter Gorman describes how and why Blum was killed, but this information was censored. All that is known is that “he did not suffer a bit.”

Raymond Blum is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot B, Row 28, Grave 32.