Raymond Anderson Sloan
Alpha Chi Psi, 1,2,3,4; Swamp Fox Club, 1,2; Cheer Leader, 3,4; TAPS Staff - Photo Editor; Minor Block “C” Club, 3,4; Central Dance Association
Marion, South Carolina
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Sloan of Marion
Army Air Force, Captain
17th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, Far East Air Force
Silver Star, Purple Heart
Apr 26, 1918
Feb 11, 1942
Died of wounds received on Bataan.
Manila American Military Cemetery. He was also memorialized at Spring Branch Cemetery, Spring Branch, SC
He was the first Clemson graduate to die in the war. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery: Plot A, Row 9, Grave 68. His college ring was apparently removed from his body by a Japanese soldier who later pawned it in Japan. It was found there by another Clemson graduate, Dr. Sam Witherspoon ʼ48, who redeemed it and returned it to Clemson, where it now occupies a place of honor. In February of 1943 his father, a member of the SC House of Representative from Marion County, was advised by the Adjutant General of the War Department that Captain Sloan had been awarded posthumously the Silver Star for gallantry in action, and the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. Soph Sloan never married.
Biography written by James O. Sweeny, Clemson College Class of 1939.