Rank and Name, Gunnery Sergeant Harvey Ferris Avery.
Unit/Placed in, 1st Bat (A-Comp) 8th Marines, United States Marine Corps.
Harvey is born approx. on 12 Feb. 1919 in Missoula, Montana.
Father, Harvey B. Avery.
Mother, Ferris L. (Brownell) Avery.
Sister(s), Mary C. Avery.
Harvey enlisted the service in Montana with service number # 266861.
Harvey was KIA during the fights with the Japanese over the Airfield on Tarawa on Nov. 21, 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.
Harvey is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://tarawaontheweb.org/
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