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LCDR William Merrill Corry, Jr
Birth: Oct. 5, 1889
Gadsden County
Florida, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1920
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action near Hartford, Connecticut on October 2, 1920. His citation reads "For heroic service in attempting to rescue a brother officer from a flame-enveloped airplane. On 2 October 1920, and airplane in which Lt. Comdr. Corry was a passenger crashed and burst into flames. He was thrown 30 feet clear of the plane and, though injured, rushed back to the burning machine and endeavored to release the pilot. In so doing he sustained serious burns, from which he died four days later." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Family links: 
  William Merrill Corry (1860 - 1927)
  Sarah Emily Wiggins Corry (1867 - 1952)
  William Merrill Corry (1889 - 1920)
  Walden James Corry (1892 - 1952)*
  Alice Corry Wilhoit (1895 - 1975)*
  Edwin G. Corry (1898 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
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Son of Wm. and S. Emily Corry

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
Eastern Cemetery
Gadsden County
Florida, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 31, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7134215
LCDR William Merrill Corry, Jr
Added by: James Kersey, Jr.
LCDR William Merrill Corry, Jr
Added by: James Kersey, Jr.
LCDR William Merrill Corry, Jr
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A simple "Thank You" isn't enough for this brave American Warrior.
- Daughter of Sgt Thomas Davis
 Added: Aug. 29, 2016

- L.M. Shiver Thomas
 Added: Jun. 19, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Oct. 6, 2015
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