The West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association proudly announces that the late Raymond Comer of Shinnston, West Virginia has been inducted into the West Virginia State Museum Hall of Fame at the Spring 2017 Spring Jubilee on April 22, 2017.
born on April 21, 1015, the son of John and Daisy Stuck Comer. Comer
attended Shinnston Schools. As the Depression was causing many financial
problems for his family Raymond joined the Civilian Conservation Corps
and served at CCC Camp Parsons in Tucker County. Camp Parsons was known
for producing millions of tree seedlings for planting across the State
The CCC Boys, among other duties, had to pick up pine cones in the
forests in order to start seedlings at the Valley of Parsons. Comer
served his country in WWII as a Marine and was aboard the USS Missouri
when the treaty ending World War II was signed.