Rank and Name, Chief Quartermaster Ray Charley Ayers.
Unit/Placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.
Ray is born approx. on 9 Oct. 1908 in Roanoke, Virginia.
Father, Walter E. Ayers Sr.
Mother, Annie L. (Cheek) Ayers.
Sister(s), Mary R. Elsie M. Grace L. and Gladys H. Ayers.
Brother(s), Andrew W. William O. Roy E. James A. and Walter E. Ayers Jr.
Spouse, Marie T. Ayers.
Ray enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 2654450.
Ray was KIA when the USS Houston was attacked by numerous Japanese Planes and got hit at one of the Turrets in the Battle of Makassar Strait, on 1 March 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.
Ray 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/
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