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Avery, Edward Buel

Rank and Name, Private First Class Edward Buel Avery.

Unit/Placed in, First Battalion (A-Comp) 29th Marines, United States Marine Corps.


Edward is born approx. on 12 Feb. 1924 in Parrish, Alabama.

Father, William L. Avery.

Mother, Myrtle L. (Perkins) Avery.

Sister(s), Virginia Avery.

Brother(s), Arlie V. Avery.


Edward enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 499519.


Edward was KIA at Death Valley, on the way to Mount Tapachao saving his comrades near a Japanese Pillbox on 26 June 1944, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Courts of the missing.


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

His unit First Battalion (A-Comp) 29th Marines
Landing Beaches Saipan
Waiting on assault
Saipan Map
On the way (Saipan 1944)
Towards Mount Tapachao
Edward Buel Avery
His rank Private First Class