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1st Lt. Clarence Edward Van Ray - POW

Valley City, ND
World War II - POW
Date of Capture: May 6, 1942
Branch of Service: Marines

Was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) to First Lieutenant Clarence Edward Van Ray (MCSN: 0-6495), United States Marine Corps, for gallantry in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, in the Philippine Islands Area in 1942.