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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marion Ray  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Marion Ray on WorldCat --

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Damn Cold and Starving: A Soldier's Reflection As a World War Ii Prisoner
ISBN: 0965022862

Brannan-Ray Publishing. 2006

The true account of Sgt. Marion Ray, a prisoner of war during World War II, drawn from a personal diary he kept at the time of his confinement, along with his reflections and memories.

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