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Avant, Owen, Clayton

Rank and Name, Private Owen Clayton Avant.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Battalion Tank Battalion (Comp-C), United States Marine Corps.


Owen is born approx. on 7 Jan. 1922 in Texas.

Father, Albert V. Avant.

Mother, Nettie B. (Walker) Avant.

Sister(s), Dovie B. and Lela J. Avant.

Brother(s), Cullen W. Avant.


Owen enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 474958.


Owen was KIA when his (LCM) Landing craft was Shot and sunk by the Shore Batteries on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Owen is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Payne Springs Cemetery, Payne Springs, Henderson County, Texas, USA.


Thanks to,

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

2nd Tank Battalion.
Marine assault
LCM Landingcraft
Owen Clayton Avant
His rank Private (no Insignia)
Tanks on Tarawa
Tarawa 1943
Sherman at Tarawa