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CDR Edward Charles Raymer
Birth: Oct. 18, 1920
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1997
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA

Commander Edward C. Raymer was one of the divers who assisted with the salvage of the battleships at Pearl Harbor. He wrote a book titled "Descent into Darkness" describing his time as a diver during WWII. Commander Raymer started his navy career as an enlisted man and was a pioneer in designing, developing and using new underwater welding and cutting techniques that were needed to salvage the battle ships in Pearl Harbor. The technical details of the work and techniques developed by these men are still used today in underwater salvage and repair.

He and his dive team risked their lives daily, descending into the black oily waters, to penetrate the ship wrecks making underwater repairs and patches so these great battleships could be raised and put back into service for their country.

Coming within seconds of losing his life on several occasions doing this dangerous work, Commander Raymer continued to get back into the water time and time again to accomplish his missions. He and his fellow divers placed their lives second to the need of our Country on a daily basis. (bio by: Paula Berry Nelson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Harry Elwood Raymer (1884 - 1958)
  Muriel Joy Wheeler Knisley (1891 - 1972)
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Muriel Raymer Foster (1910 - 1984)*
  John Elwood Raymer (1913 - 1968)*
  Genevieve Joy Raymer (1918 - 1989)*
  Edward Charles Raymer (1920 - 1997)
 
*Calculated relationship

CDR, US NAVY
 
Burial:
Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: 26, 0, 24
 
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Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 26, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 1106827
CDR Edward Charles Raymer
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CDR Edward Charles Raymer
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CDR Edward Charles Raymer
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