Garison, Foy Ray, Capt

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7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
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Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
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1943-Present, 7598, MIA - WWII
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1942 - 1943
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Golden Dragon Certificate
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Ryan Mahana (Alcatraz) to remember Marine Capt Foy Ray Garison.

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  1943, World War II Fallen

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VMF-213 was formed July 1, 1942 at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, Hawaii. The squadron left MCAS Ewa on February 21, 1943 and arrived at Espiritu Santo on March 1, 1943. They received their first F4U Corsairs while at Espiritu on March 11, 1943 and after a brief stint training they moved to Guadalcanal in April 1943. On June 17, 1943, VMF-213 relieved VMF-124 in the Russell Islands. While in the Solomons, VMF-213 participated in actions against New Georgia and Kahali and flew throughout the Solomon Islands. On June 30, 1943, in an aerial battle over New Georgia and Rendova, covering the Rendova landings, Foy Garison shot down 2 Zeros in a heavy day of fighting for VMF-213. On July 17th, Garison was shot down in combat over Kahilii, on return, broke division to make a pass on a Zero - both wing tanks blazing - went straight in, not seen to get out.

GARISON, Foy R., 1st Lieutenant USMCR. Father, Mr. Melvin M. Garison, 4615 Travis St., Dallas, Tex + GARISON, Foy Ray, 13387, VMF213, MAG12, 4thMAW, FMF, Solomon Islands, July 18, 1944, killed in action + GARISON, Foy Ray, Captain, O-013387, USMC, from Texas, Manila American Cemetery + GARISON, Foy R, CAPT, O-013387, USMC, from Texas, location Solomon Islands, date of loss July 17, 1943

Capt Foy Ray Garison, pilot, was declared Missing In Action on 17 Jul 1943.

Body Not Recovered
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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation UnitsVMF-213Missing In Action
  1942-1942, 7599, Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Pensacola, FL
  1943-1943, 7598, VMF-213
  1943-Present, 7598, MIA - WWII
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended
Southern Methodist University
  1937-1941, Southern Methodist University
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