World War I
World War I began in the summer of 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and ended in late 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history.
Private First Class Raymond T. Payne
Private First Class Raymond T. Payne
3rd Engineer Battalion Training Regiment, Company K
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.