Pvt. Raymond M. Nordin was born on 9 April 1924. He entered military service 13 Sep 1943. He was assigned to A Company of the 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate). He would have probably had at least a working knowledge of the Norwegian language as that was one of the requirements for assignment to the 99th. On 15 October 1944, the 99th Infantry Battalion moved to the vicinity of Wurselen, Germany. The next day, they were attached to the 30th Infantry Division. The following are the actions of the battalion on 17-18 Oct 1944 according to the 99th Infantry Battalion website: It is not certain exactly when and under what circumstances Pvt. Nordin gave the ultimate sacrifice. His remains were returned to his family and he was interred at Bethel Cemetery in Hoffman, Minnesota. Be at peace, Pvt. Raymond M. Nordin. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. :S!