3 Marine Raider Bn
Private First Class
Shortland Island,Solomon Islands 1943
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Kansas City,Missouri
born 8.3.1918 Kansas City,Missouri
father Walter Decker Humphrey (1862-1944)
mother Virgia Aulana (nee Martin) Humphrey (1883-1941)
3 Marine Raider Bn 1943
9 Marine Regiment (HQ&S Company) (3 MarDiv) 1945 (Platoon Sgt)
awarded second Silver Star (GS) for Iwo Jima 1945
served in Korea and Vietnam
reached rank of CWO 2
died 7.6.2011 Madisonville,Kentucky
Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 69 Site 307
Mr. W. Decker Humphrey, of White Plains, passed away Tuesday June 7, 2011, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
He was born December March 8th, 1918 in Kansas City, KS to the late Walter Decker Humphrey and Virginia Martin Humphrey. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Humphrey was a mining engineer, retired from the P&M Coal Company and served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps where he was the recipient of two silver stars during action in the Pacific in WWII.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth "Pat" Carter Humphrey; two daughters, Christine Thorowgood of White Plains and Jan Humphrey of Madisonville; two sons, James Humphrey of Decatur, IL and John Humphrey of Parker, CO; five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M on Sunday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Madisonville with the Reverend Candyce Loescher officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
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