Rank and Name, Cook Third Class Vernon McCoy Averhart.
Unit/Placed in, USS Cushing (DD-376) Destroyer, United States Navy.
Vernon is born approx. on 19 April 1914 in Mississippi.
Father, Donald H. Averhart.
Mother, Rosa Averhart.
Brother(s), John, Mayfield, Gladdis, Ashe and Willie Averhart.
Vernon enlisted the service in Mississippi with service number # 2743319.
Vernon was KIA when the USS Cushing was part of the force that moved out to intercept the Japanese fleet in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on the night of 13 November 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Vernon is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://destroyerhistory.org/goldplater/usscushing/
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