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AYERS, Dee Cumpie - S2/c USN - Texas

Dee Cumpie Ayers S2c

Dee Cumpie Ayers S2c

Dee Cumpie Ayers

Seaman Second Class

Dee Cumpie Ayers S2c

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  • Name: Dee Cumpie "June" Ayers, Jr.
  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 353 53 76
  • Rate: S2/c (Seaman Second Class)
  • Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
  • Enlisted: 7 March 1941
  • Place: Dallas, Texas
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 7 June 1941
  • From: NTS San Diego
  • Date of Birth: 11 January 1917
  • Place of Birth: Elmo, Texas
  • Hometown / State December 1941: Terrell, Texas
  • Next of Kin: Mrs. Nanny Wood - Mother
  • Address: Box 58, Terrell, Texas
  • Parents: Dee Cumpie Ayers, Sr. (died 1937) and Nannie Johnston. Nannie later married Robert Burton Wood
  • School: Graduated from Wills Point High School 1935 (WPISD records)
  • Step-brother: Horace Van Wood also KIA USS Arizona
  • Cousin: Brooxey J. Johnston, Jr. USS Arizona Survivor
  • Disposition: RTM - Died as result of action at PH on 12/7/41 against enemy. Assigned death #388 by USNH Pearl Harbor. Body identified by name "AYERS on shorts" Drowned. Burried White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Texas.
  • Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal

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