Ranger Ray E. Purvis

Born: 26 September 1922, Bath, Kentucky, USA
Died: 1 May 1944, KIA Anzio Italy with FSSF
Army Serial Number: 37493001
Ranger Battalion/Company: 1F, 4E
Rank: SGT
Battles/Campaigns/Significants: Anzio
Medals/Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart

Distinguished Service Cross Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Ray E. Purvis (37493001), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 1 May 1944. Sergeant Purvis' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (June 4, 1944)
Home Town: Platte County, Missouri