Raymond Henry Kamien – Corporal, United States Army

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Courtesy of his son, Walt H. Kamien, Colonel, United States Air Force (Retired), August 2008:

Raymond Henry Kamien, 80, of Rockville, Maryland, and former resident of Tanglwood Lakes, Greentown, Pennsylvania. for 32 years, died on Saturday, June 21, 2008 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol.

Born November 7, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Max and Madeline Kamien.  Following high school graduation in January 1945, he joined the U.S. Merchant Marine and during the next three years made port of calls to 36 countries. He was also a decorated Korean War veteran who saw extensive combat as a Light Weapons Infantryman in the United States Army, assigned to Company E, 38th Infantry Regiment, Second Infantry Division.  His awards and decorations included the Bronze Star Medal with V device for Valor and the Purple Heart Medal.

After his time in the service, he took employment with the former New York Telephone Company, progressing from telephone installer to middle management, retiring in 1985.  He went on to work the next 17 years as a Court Officer for Pike County, Pennsylvania.

Surviving are his son Colonel Walt H. Kamien, United States Air Force (Retired) and wife, Helen of Ashburn, Virginia; daughter, Linda Kriz and husband, Jarad of Rockville, Maryland; grandchildren, Mandy and Todd Kamien, Jarad, Jr. and Joshua Kriz; a sister-in-law, Claire Kamien; and nephews, Douglas, Kirk, Eric, Mark, and Scott Kamien.

He was also predeceased by a son, Brent; brothers, Herbert and Harold; and half brothers, Max and Walter.

Interment was at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors (Section 64, Grave 2900).


  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/07/1927
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/21/2008
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