Navy Badge
  • Name: Raymond "Ray" Alden Myers
  • Location of Birth: Webster City, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: January 9, 1919
  • Date of Death: March 23, 2003
  • Parents: Irving Myers & Rosabelle (Carlson) Myers
  • High School and Class: 1937 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: MM3 (Machinist's Mate (General) Petty Officer 3rd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: April 21, 1944
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: May 1, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Arizona
    Name: Raymond Alden Myers
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: January 9, 1919
    Birth Place: Webster City, Iowa, USA
    Residence Place: Miami, Gila, Arizona, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Miami Copper Co., Miami, Gila, Arizona
    Weight: 172
    Height: 6-1
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Rose Myers, mother, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota – September 14, 1944 – “Bluejacket Raymond A. Myers, Bovey, graduated recently from the Naval Training School (Diesel) on the University of Illinois campus, Urbana, Ill., and received recognition as eligible to qualify for the petty officer rate of motor machinist’s mate third class. Selection to attend the specialty school is based on results of recruit training aptitude test scores. The course of study includes the use, operation and maintenance of diesel engines. A theoretical phase is concerned with diesel engine theory, electrical fundamentals and machine shop operation. The graduate is now awaiting further duty orders to sea or to some shore station.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Ray Myers was a lifelong resident of the Bovey and Grand Rapids, Minnesota areas. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the carpenters union and enjoyed traveling.

    Ray died in the Evergreen Nursing Home, Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (new veterans section). He is survived by three sisters, Luella Rudduck, Dorothy (Ray) Warzetha, and Shirley Myers; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Allan, Earl, Harry, and Robert; and two sisters, Alice Sundem and Inez Casey.

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