Ray Elmer Durant

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  • Name: Ray Elmer Durant
  • Location of Birth: Lawler, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: February 1, 1921
  • Date of Death: May 3, 1999 (78 years old)
  • Parents: Elmer J. Durant and Lois (Bordwell) Mentel
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: July 21, 1962 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: December 1, 1945 (Release Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    July 21, 1942 December 1, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information from Registration Card (Men born on or after February 17, 1897 and on or before December 31, 1921:
    Name: Ray Elmer Durant
    Place of Residence: Pengilly, Itasca County, Minnesota
    Mailing Address: Same
    Age in Years: 21
    Place of Birth: Chickasaw, Iowa
    Date of Birth: February 1, 1921
    Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Elmer Durant, Pengilly, Minnesota
    Employer's Name and Address: Unemployed
    This record shows that Ray was discharged December 21, 1945

    Information from United States World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Ray Elmer Durant
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: February 1, 1921
    Birth Place: Chickasaw, Iowa, USA
    Residence Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 14, 1942
    Registration Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Unemployed
    Weight: 150
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height: 5'8"
    Next of Kind: Elmer Durant
    Household Members: Ray Elmer Durant
    Relationship: Self (Head)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ray married Leona Jacobson.

    Ray is buried in Clearfield City Cemetery at Clearfield, Utah.

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