Marion Ray

From Illinois Authors
Jump to: navigation, search

General Information

Name: Marion Ray

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction


Website: N/A

Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Ray is a Bethalto native.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marion Ray served in the US Army in World War II in Europe and in the Korean War. HE was a prisoner of war at several camps in Germany from December 1944 to spring 1945. He earned several medals during his World War II service, including a Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Prisoner of War Medal. He was in the Illinois National Guard and Army Reserves from July 1950 to April 193, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

He worked for 20 years for Ralph C. Coxhead Corporation, Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation and CalComp Corporation in sales and sales management. Some of his clients included the Executive Offices of the President, State Department, Agriculture Department, Labor Department and US Air Force.

Ray retired and moved back to Bethalto, Illinois in August 1997.

Published Works

Damn Cold and Starving: A Soldier's Reflection As a World War II Prisoner , Brannan-Ray Publishing , 2006

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Marion Ray on WorldCat


This page can only be edited by Illinois Center for the Book staff, this author or this author's representatives. Please contact us for access.