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Avant, Edwin Hampton

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

USS PT-251, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 20.
Motor Torpedo Boat
Edwin Hampton Avant
His rank Motor Machinist's Mate First Class