Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class Raymond Arneson.
Unit/Placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.
Raymond is born approx. on Aug. 24, 1917 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.
Father, Arne Arneson.
Mother, Inga Arneson.
Parents born in Norway.
Sister(s), Olga, Irene A. and Evelyn Arneson.
Brother(s), Emil and Melvin Arneson.
Raymond enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 3286747.
Raymond was KIA when the USS Houston was hit by a torpedo and Sunk during the Battle of Sunda Strait on March 1, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Raymond is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.usshouston.org/crewlist/crewroster.htm
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