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army officer

Ray Longfellow Avery, American army officer (retired). Recipient Distinguished Service Mgdal (World World War II), Victory medal with 2 battle stars (World War I). Mason.


Avery, Ray Longfellow was born on July 15, 1884 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Amariah and Anna Laura (Rexford) Avery.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1908. Student Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1911-1912, Chemical Warfare School, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland., 1925. Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1930-1932, Army Industrial College, 1934-1935, Army War College, 1935-1936.


Mistress Del McCorkle Oden). Commissioned Second lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps, 1908, First lieutenant, 1909, captain, 1916, major, 1920. Transferred to Ordnance Department, 1920, Chemical Warfare Service, 1925.

With Militia Bureau, 1927-1930. Commissioned lieutenant colonel, 1932, colonel, 1937, brigadier general, 1940. Commanding general Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland., 1940-1946.

Retired for physical disability, 1946.


Mason.; Clubs: Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington).


Married Margaret Ocheltree, August, 1911.

Amariah Avery

Anna Laura (Rexford) Avery

Margaret Ocheltree