Rank and Name, Private First-Class Edward Ray Armstrong.
Unit/Placed in, 2nd Battalion (Comp-E), 8th Marines, United States Marine Corps.
Edward is born approx. on July 17, 1924 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Father, Ben W. Armstrong.
Mother, Jessie O. Armstrong.
Sister(s), Mary E. Armstrong.
Brother(s), Dewey T. and Dorris V. Armstrong.
Spouse, Florence E. Armstrong.
Edward enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 810636.
Edward died in an LCT accident on May 15, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Edward is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, https://books.google.nl/books?id=gAVvCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT93&lpg=PT93&dq=lct+984&source=bl&ots=bvnc4e_ENV&sig=ACfU3U1ADsW7aWiZwV37iLQNcWAdb_Cv5A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjlgIKAqL_pAhWSyKQKHeEaB5EQ6AEwBHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=lct%20984&f=false
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
PFC Armstrong died in an accident while training for the Saipan operation. He and a number of other Marines were sleeping in LCT 984 and LCT 998, which were tied to the deck of LST 485. There was a heavy storm on the night of 8 March and the two LCTs broke loose and slid overboard. A total of 14 men (12 Marines from E/2/8 and two hospital corpsmen) were missing.