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.
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