Walter Raleigh Ely, Jr.

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Abilene, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A SERGEANT WITH MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON 224 (VFM-224), DURING THE BOMBARDMENT OF HENDERSON FIELD, GUADALCANAL, SOLOMON ISLANDS, BY ENEMY JAPANESE SURFACE AND AIR FORCES ON THE NIGHT OF 13-14 OCTOBER 1942. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION.