Private First Class Raymond T. Payne

Raymond T. Payne was a charter member of the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department. His brother Walter Benjamin Payne was also a charter member of the department.

Private First Class Raymond T. Payne was inducted into the U.S. Army on April 29, 1918 and was stationed at Camp MacArthur, Texas (World War I Training Camp in Waco, Texas). He was assigned to the 57th Depot Brigade, Detachment QMC. After basic training, Private 1st Class Payne served in the 3rd Engineer Battalion Training Regiment, Company K during World War I. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Section 43, Site 1635.