LCDR Reginald Marbury “Reggie” Raymond
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LCDR Reginald Marbury “Reggie” Raymond

Birth
Sewanee, Franklin County, Tennessee, USA
Death 29 Apr 1943 (aged 30)
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 10020286 · View Source
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A native of Tennessee, he moved with his family to Shreveport in 1924, and he graduated from Byrd High School there in 1928. He attended Centenary College in Louisiana before going to Annapolis, from which he graduated in 1933. In 1942, he was an observer with the British Navy in the Mediterranean, after which he was sent to the Pacific. There, he served as executive officer of the submarine USS Scorpion. He was killed in the South Pacific while engaging the enemy from the deck of that boat in April 1943, and his body was lost at sea when the vessel had to submerge during a subsequent attack during his burial at sea. The epsiode is grippingly detailed in veteran submariner Paul R. Schratz's fine book "Submarine Commander." The book also paints a wonderful picture of Raymond as an officer whose personality and ability would doubtless have taken him to flag rank after the war had he lived.


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  • Created by: John Andrew Prime
  • Added: 30 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10020286
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Reginald Marbury “Reggie” Raymond (20 May 1912–29 Apr 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10020286, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by John Andrew Prime (contributor 46621252) .