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Robert Washington Avery
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1922
Broome County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1944, Northern Mariana Islands

Robert Avery served our country as an enlisted Marine during World War II. He was with the Twenty-Third Marines, which were part of the Fleet Marine Force Pacific. He was killed in action on the first day of the invasion of Saipan.
A exhaustively researched book, Path of Valor, by Marine George Derryberry, published in 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, tells the gripping story of a small group of Marines, some of whom were from Broome County and neighboring counties in PA, who served with the Marines in the crucial campaign to take the Japanese Islands which were protecting the mainland Japan. Robert Avery is one of the Marines featured in the book.
Although Saipan is now part of the North Mariana Islands, an American protectorate, at the time that Robert was killed it was an island owned by Japan.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Roy Avery (1897 - 1967)
  Ethel Arvilla Cross Avery (1901 - 1990)
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Washington Avery (1922 - 1944)
  Leola Marguerite Avery Culley (1924 - 2015)*
  Emerson Roy Avery (1925 - 2005)*
  Richard Eugene Avery (1927 - 1977)*
  Loretta Mae Avery (1930 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Vestal Hills Memorial Park
Vestal
Broome County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Mark Kunzman
Record added: Apr 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88211590
Robert Washington Avery
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Robert Washington Avery
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Robert Washington Avery
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