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Agee, Willie Gray

Rank and Name, Cook Third Class Willie Gray Agee.

Unit/placed in, USS Essex (CV-9) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Willie was born in  1924 in Alabama.

 

Father, Chopie Agee.

Mother, Lizzie Agee.

Sisters, Clemmie, Iline, Armanda, Cinthy and Illinois Agee.  

Brothers, Thomas G., Manuel, Elbert and Amos Agee.

 

Willie entered  the service from Alabama with service-number # 8318766.

 

 

Willie was KIA when a Kamikaze hit the USS Essex deck, on Nov. 25, 1944, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Willie is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/09.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Buried at Sea
USS Essex (CV-9) Carrier
His rank Cook Third Class