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Orley Avon Gilreath
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1918
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 13, 1955
Douglas County
Illinois, USA

Orley Avon Gilreath entered the US Navy from Detroit, MI on 27 September 1943. After Boot Camp, Orley was shipped to Pearl Harbor where he boarded the battleship, USS Mississippi. Involved in a number of landings in the Pacific theater, the Mississippi played a part in the liberation of the Philippines. Most notable was the sinking of the Japanese battleship YAMASHORO on 26 October 1944.

By 12 December 1944, Orley was transferred to the US Navy Hospital and then to the US for "Treatment and further Disposition". 
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  Orley Victor Gilreath (1892 - 1938)
  Alta Myrtle Jocelyn Gilreath-Knox (1898 - 1966)
Arthur Cemetery
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section SBNA, Lot 39, Space 4
Created by: myteepee
Record added: Aug 04, 2010
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Orley Avon Gilreath
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Orley Avon Gilreath
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