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Awtrey, Murray Sanford

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Palmer Sanford Awtrey.

Unit/Placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.

 

Palmer is born approx. on 13 Jan. 1919.

Mother, Edna L. Awtrey.

 

Palmer enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 2954703.

 

Palmer was KIA when the USS Houston was hit by a torpedo and Sunk during the Battle of Sunda Strait on March 1, 1942, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.usshouston.org/crewlist/crewroster.htm

http://www.usshouston.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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser
Memorial
Aerial Hit
Painting
His rank Seaman First Class
Anti Aircraft Guns