Raymond T Pearson

Raymond, Washington, US

U.S. Army

Private, 980TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION (105MM), 40th Infantry Division

2/17/1953, Korea


Private Pearson was a member of the 40th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on February 17, 1953. His nickname was “Ted.”

From his sister Susie:

I was Ted’s little sister, Susie. I was seven years old when we lost Ted. The loss changed our lives forever. It wasn’t until I was into my 40s that I was able to watch a war movie.

Ted was a tender, loving big brother; more like a second father to me. He would offer sticks of gum to get me to sit on his lap. He and his wife Joanne wanted a child of their own so badly. Unfortunately, Joanne had a miscarriage.

Ted was a special brother. I will always remember him!

Ted’s decorations include the Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Korean War Service Medal.

Raymond’s portrait is also on Poster 1