Raymond J. Ballone
Raymond J. Ballone was born on December 10, 1922 to parents Nick and Mary and lived at 190 Conestoga Road in Wayne for most of his life.
At Radnor High School, Mr. Ballone palyed on the basketball and football teams. He graduated in 1941 and sought work at the Sun Ship Building and Dry-Dock Company. About two years later, he entered into the 104th Infantry of the 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion, where he was a part of Company C.
During a battle toward the end of World War II, on April 17, 1945, Mr. Ballone was fatally wounded by sniper fire. He was survived by his parents, his two brothers Emidio and Nicholas, and his three sisters Rose, Florence and Christine.
Mr. Ballone received the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star and is buried in Margraten, Netherlands.