Private First Class Raymond F. Kaelin was born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, on 25 November 1920 (date of birth listed as 1920, 21, and 22). He enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard at Louisville on 24 December 1938, with Battery C, 138th Field Artillery. He was inducted into federal service on 17 January 1941. Kaelin, died a non-battle casualty on 19 July 1943 at Alexandria, Louisiana.
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