Raymond D. Ford

NAME
Raymond David Ford
NICKNAME
SERVICE NUMBER
281630
HOME OF RECORD
1345 West 54th Street, Los Angeles, CA
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Agnes Ford
DATE OF BIRTH
July 8, 1922
ENTERED SERVICE
January 22, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
December 19, 1941
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Sangley Point
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
A/1st Separate Marine Bn.
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 19 January 1941, Japanese bombers launched a raid against Allied positions at the Cañacao High Power Radio Station at Sangley Point, Philippine Islands. Five members of the 1st Separate Marine Battalion were killed in the attack.

One of these men was Private Raymond D. Ford. He was identified and buried in a nearby cemetery – either at Cañaco itself, or at Fort McKinley in Manila. The exact site is not known, and his remains were not recovered after the war.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
“Remains buried in Cañacao Cemetery, Canacao, PI”
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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