Briggs, Ray Allen, FA

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Last Rank
Fireman Apprentice
Last Primary NEC
FA-0000-Fireman Apprentice
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman Apprentice
Primary Unit
1950-1951, FA-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Service Years
1950 - 1951

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Arlington, CA
Last Address
Riverside, CA

Casualty Date
Mar 11, 1951
Hostile, Died while Missing
Other Cause
Pacific Ocean
Korean War
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
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USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
  1950-1951, FA-0000, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War
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  May 15, 1950, Service entry date and Serial Number
  Mar 19, 2016, General Photos1
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Last Known Activity

Fireman Apprentice Briggs served aboard the heavy cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73). He and several other seamen were killed or listed as missing, when the Motor whaleboat they were in disappeared in Inchon Harbor, South Korea on March 11, 1951.

They did discover 3 bodies but 6 were missing. The Motor Whale Boat, from the USS St. Paul, was last seen about 8:15Pm en route from the Command Ship Eldorado headed back to the cruiser. 

The ships were about 3 miles apart and the Sea was Moderate. It was believed that the motor whale boat was attacked, but there was no proof. 

Searchers later found 3 bodies and some floating equipment from the motor whaleboat about 10 miles to the southeast. 

The dead found were Seaman William B Barker of East Huntington, TN; Seaman Dennis L. Chatellier of Madisonville, LA; and EN3 Adon H. Welch of Syracuse, NY. 

The Missing  were  Ens. Morgan K. Grover of Temple, AZ; Ens Lloyd Morgan Faverof Richmond, CA; Ens James F. Statia of Grainville, NY; FA Ray A. Briggs of Riverside, CA; YN3c Guy J. Deangelis of Brownsville, PA; and SN Roy L Estes of Hermosa beach, CA

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