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Raymond Frybarger Jr.

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Raymond Frybarger Jr.
Born(1923-04-22)April 22, 1923
Toledo, Ohio
DiedSeptember 14, 1942(1942-09-14) (aged 19)
Edson's Ridge, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1940–1942
RankPrivate First Class
Battles/warsWorld War II
  • Pacific War
    • Guadalcanal campaign
      • Battle of Edson's Ridge
AwardsNavy Cross (posthumous)

Raymond Frybarger Jr. (April 22, 1923 – September 14, 1942), was enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve on April 22, 1940. Private First Class Frybarger was killed in action on Guadalcanal during the Battle of Edson's Ridge. For his heroism in exposing himself to enemy fire in an attack on Henderson Field and maintaining effective rifle fire until killed, he was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.


In 1944, the destroyer escort USS Frybarger (DE-705) was named in his honor.

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topics Biography AND World War II : George Francis Grady, Andrew F. Cook Jr., Doyle Clayton Barnes, Frank O. Slater, Floyd B. Parks, Charles E. Brannon, Jesse Rutherford Jr.

Other articles of the topic Biography : Nissim Mannathukkaren, Francisco Mercado Jr., Fernanda Lara, Barun Sobti, The Countess of Lovelace, List of American voice actors, Roy Otis Martin Jr.

Other articles of the topic World War II : Ronald A. Burdo, Pedro Rodríguez (soldier), William Finnic Cates, Woodrow Wilson Barr, Carl Genian, Robert Lee Pettit, Jesse Rutherford Jr.
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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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