Avery, Lyle, Jr., PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
1371-Combat Engineer
Last MOSGroup
Engineer, Construction And Equipment
Primary Unit
1951-1952, I MEF/1st Marine Division
Service Years
1950 - 1952
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate

Private 1st Class


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Contact Info
Home Town
Battle Creek
Last Address
Battle Creek

Date of Passing
Mar 15, 1994
Location of Interment
Fort Custer National Cemetery - Augusta, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: 11, 0, 1059

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War

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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
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Lyle C Avery Jr,, 63 of Battle Creek, MI died Thursday, Sept 15, 1994, in Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo. He had been ill one month. He was born June 7, 1931 in Battle Creek, MI to Lyle C. and Bessie (Hunt) Avery Sr. A life resident of the area, he retired in 1982 as a Harper Creek Schools custodian. Mr. Avery was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He spent many a summer at Barry's Resort on Thornapple Lake. He enjoyed fishing. He married the former Myrna L. Smith on March 16, 1957. She survives. Also surviving are daughters, Teresa J. Bowens and Vickie S. Wilson of Battle Creek and Robin C. Mann of Charlotte; a son, Steven W. Avery of Battle Creek; sisters, Shirley Thomas and Jackie Koski of Battle Creek and Brenda Lipps of Indiana; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Caral Colter, in 1986. Visitation: After noon today at Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev B. Kyra Jackson of Family Altar Chapel officiating. Burial: Fort Custer National Cemetery with military honors. Memorials: American Heart Association.


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1950, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 254
 Unit Assignments
1st Combat Engineer BnI MEF/1st Marine Division
  1951-1952, 1st Combat Engineer Bn
  1951-1952, I MEF/1st Marine Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)/Battle of Kapyong
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