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Raymond Morton Borgman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-16.0020

Scope and Contents

This collection related to Raymond Morton Borgman (U.S. Army 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division). Borgman served in the European Theater of Operations, first as a truck driver. The collection consists of documents related to the service of an American Army soldier, letters sent to his mother during World War II, and photographs taken during his service. The documents include his induction order, customs declaration, and discharge papers. The letters discuss his transit across the Atlantic Ocean, service in France in July 1944, and his time in hospitals in December 1944. The photographs consist of images of the soldier and his comrades during his military service.


  • 1943-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/09/2016


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Biographical or Historical Information

Raymond Morton Borgman was born June 7, 1924 in Lansing, IL. He was drafted in February 1943 and was sent to the European Theater of Operations on May 13, 1944. He served as a heavy truck driver in France before transferring to the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He spent time in various hospitals in Belgium and France during and after December 1944. He arrived back in the United States in January 1946 and was honorably discharged January 15, 1946. After the war, he was a Maintenance Supervisor for the medical industry. He passed away January 31, 2009 in Zellwood, FL.

Note written by Jeffrey A. Hartmann


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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Linda Boot. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on August 9, 2016.

Raymond Morton Borgman papers
Mallory McGovern
May 8, 2020
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Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository