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Avery, Richard Gardner

Rank and Name, Private First Class Richard Gardner Avery.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion (I-Comp), 21st Marines, United States Marine Corps.


Richard is born approx. on 22 March 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Father, Walter J. Avery.

Mother, Maude (Moulton) Avery.

Brother(s), Joseph J. Thomas J. and Walter J. Avery.

Spouse, Hatthe T. (Smith) Avery.


Richard enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 409063.


Richard was KIA when a Mitsubishi G4M dropped a Torpedo that hit the aft section exploded an cause fires and explosions till she sunk on 17 Nov. 1943, 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.


Richard is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://lowstonewall.com/2016/11/17/uss-mckean-world-war-ii-us-navy-marines-sunk-japan-torpedo-solomon-islands-slot/

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 McKean (DD-90) Destroyer
Mitsubishi G4M Torpedo Plane
Location Wreck
His rank Private First Class
His unit 3rd Battalion, 21st Marines (I-Comp)