06 November 2023

Gunner's Mate 3/c Ray Fredricks Served Four Years in Navy


Photographs in the collection of Audrey Glover, my mother.

Ray Edwin Fredricks, is the ninth child of Otto August Fredricks and Daisy Ellen Graf Fredricks. He was born 16 June 1932 on the family farm in Dickson Township, Manistee county, Michigan.

Uncle Ray entered the service on 10 Jul 1951 and served until discharge on 17 Jun 1955. He was a Gunner's Mate 3/c in the Navy. An 8 December 1953 article in the Manistee New Advocate, Manistee, Michigan reports that Ray was at the U.S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia awaiting further assignment to the Naval unit in the Atlantic area. He was in the Korean War.

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