Rank and Name, Motor Machinist’s Mate First Class Edwin Hampton Avant.
Unit/Placed in, USS PT-251, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 20.
Edwin is born approx. on 25 March 1921 in Cerro Gordo, North Carolina.
Father, Homer G. Avant Sr.
Mother, Mary E. (McLelland) Avant.
Sister(s), Alice L. Elizabeth, Florine and Margaret L. Avant.
Brother(s), Frederick, Homer G. Jr. and Leon C. Avant.
Edwin enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 6567394.
Edwin was KIA when they Grounded on the reef and got shot by a shore gun on 26 Feb. 1944, 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.
Edwin is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?14112
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
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