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Raymond Leander Hiles

Registration number 20070826I

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Raymond Leander Hiles (1894-1957) the grandfather of Thomas Charles Glass are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Or, three triple-towered castles two and one Azure mortared, domed, ported and windowed Argent, over all an escutcheon en surtout Argent seven drops Sable and on a chief Gules three coronets Or.
Crest: Two swords hilt to base in saltire Argent hilted Or, a third sword Argent hilted Or tip to base palewise between the other two swords. A scroll entwined around the three swords with the phrase "Strong In Both Faith And War."
Mantling: Azure doubled Or.
Badge: A sword Argent hilted Or tip to base through a coronet Or.

Biographical information

Raymond L. Hiles was born June 23, 1894 in Garden City, Kansas. He received degrees in Education and Divinity from Yale University, The University of Texas, Hendrix College, and Southern Methodist University. He served as Superintendent of Schools in Kossee, Limestone County, Texas, and in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas. When the United States entered World War I, Raymond was commissioned in 1918--being discharged on April 15, 1919 as a Second Lieutenant. He re-enlisted during World War II in 1941--serving as Military Governor of Cologne, Augsburg, and Swaben, Germany—being discharged in 1946 with the rank of Colonel.

After the Second World War, he was chief of training rehabilitation at the Veterans Administration office in Dallas, Texas. He was an active member of "Retreads," an organization of service personnel who served in both world wars, the Rosebud Lions club and the Methodist church.

Design rationale

Raymond and his brothers all used the arms of three domed triple-towered castles. The inescutcheon represents the city of Cologne, Germany, of which Raymond was the U.S. military general after WW II. The crest represents both his military service and his Christianity as a minister

Genealogical information

  • Armiger: Raymond Leander Hiles, b. 23 Jun 1894 in Garden City, Finney, Kansas, died 08 Dec 1957 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.
  • Daughter: Mary Frances Hiles Glass, b. 08 March 1938 in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas.
  • Grandson: Thomas Charles Glass, Jr., b. 16 Oct. 1964 in Rosebud, Falls, Texas, live in Dallas, Texas.

Registered by

Charles Glass


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