PFC. Jimmy Berray

PFC. Jimmy Berray (HM19LR)

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55419 Hennepin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 53.756', W 93° 17.204'

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United States Marine Corps

— 1922 - 1942 —

Mortally wounded Nov. 13, 1942 during the naval battle of Guadalcanal while serving on the cruiser USS San Francisco. Awarded Navy Cross for Distinguished Service in this battle.

Buried at Sea, Nov. 14, 1942

"On the early morning of Nov. 13, Jimmy was seriously injured by shrapnel from a Japanese warship and died later that day. A more gallant, inspiring fight for life I shall never again witness. Jimmy Berray is a hero, a true hero. While seriously wounded he constantly waived first aid so that it could be given to comrades. We are proud to have known him - for men like him are rare. He was true to country and Corps and answered unhesitatingly the call of duty when his country needed him most."

Capt. W.L. Turner, USMC Commander, Marine Detachment, USS San Francisco

Jimmy Berray was born and raised in south Minneapolis and graduated from West High School.

This memorial erected by his boyhood friend Curtis Bernstein.
HM NumberHM19LR
Placed ByCurtis Bernstein
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 477360 N 4971430
Decimal Degrees44.89593333, -93.28673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 53.756', W 93° 17.204'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 53' 45.36" N, 93° 17' 12.24" W
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Area Code(s)612, 952
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5901 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55419, US
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