Gerald T. Ayres

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NAME:
Gerald T. Ayres
NICKNAME:
SERVICE NUMBER:
559086
HOME OF RECORD:
Owen, KY
NEXT OF KIN:
Parents, Arline & Allie Ayres
DATE OF BIRTH:
9/6/1926
SERVICE DATES:
10/17/1944 – 11/5/1946
DATE OF DEATH:
9/12/1976
CAMPAIGN UNIT MOS RATE RESULT
None Served A/1/24 745 Private  
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS:
LAST KNOWN RANK:
Corporal

Gerald Ayres was born in Kentucky in 1926, and grew up on the family farm in Owen. He was eighteen years old when he joined the Marine Corps; after completing his training in the summer of 1945, Private Ayres was transferred to the 24th Marine Regiment, and became a rifleman with Company A. He trained with them for the invasion of Japan, but the war ended before he had a chance to see combat.

Ayres spent the rest of his enlistment with the 9th MP Battalion in San Diego, California. He was discharged as a corporal.

The former NCO died in his hometown at the age of 49, and is buried in Owenton IOOF Cemetery.

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