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Re: LOOKING FOR :John Patrick Devlin,N.Y or any info on my roots
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: May 30, 2012 at 18:57:56
In Reply to: LOOKING FOR :John Patrick Devlin,N.Y or any info on my roots by Justin John Devlin of 1442

Hi. I'm not related to this family. I found a tiny bit of info that might be about Raymond at this website of old NY newspapers:

Long Island City NY Star Journal 1959 - 9653.pdf
4 Executive Officers Assigned to Totten - The U.S. Army Air Defense Command announced today the assignment of four new executive officers to its 1st Region headquarters at Fort Totten in Bayside... Other 1st region appointments include.. Raymond P. Devlin, supply procurement officer. Devlin lives at 98-05 63rd road, Rego Park...

I found a military death record that might be your grandfather's:

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Raymond P Devlin
Name:        Raymond P Devlin
Service Info.:        LT COL US ARMY WORLD WAR II, KOREA
Birth Date:        16 Aug 1912
Death Date:        3 Dec 2002
Service Start Date:        28 Jan 1943
Interment Date:        6 Dec 2002
Cemetery:        Calverton National Cemetery
Cemetery Address:        210 Princeton Boulevard Rt 25 Calverton, NY 11933
Buried At:        Section 12 Site 1366

This would be an address for him:

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 about Raymond P Devlin
Name:        Raymond P Devlin
Birth Date:        16 Aug 1912
Address:        408 Greenbelt Pkwy, Holtsville, NY, 11742-2231 (1993)

Can't say for sure it's yours. There was over a dozen Raymond Devlin's in the military records, but only one Raymond P. Devlin.

This might be an enlistment record for him:

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 about Raymond P Devlin Jr
Name:        Raymond P Devlin Jr
Birth Year:        1912
Race:        White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country:        Connecticut
State of Residence:        Connecticut
Enlistment Date:        12 May 1942
Enlistment State:        New York
Enlistment City:        Fort Jay Governors Island
Branch:        Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code:        Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade:        Private
Grade Code:        Private
Term of Enlistment:        Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component:        Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source:        Civil Life
Education:        2 years of college
Civil Occupation:        Salespersons
Marital Status:        Married
Height:        71
Weight:        190

This is just a shot in the dark. Without dates to work with, it's difficult for me to say that this is your grandfather. Annie

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