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Homeward Bound
7-year-old Ray M. O'Day sailed with mother Juanita and sister Phyllis on SS Cambrai from Honolulu to San Francisco, arriving 5 September 1928.  Ray O'Day, Sr. was an officer in the U.S. Army and probably had been reposted necessitating this move.

One More Time
Ray sailed aboard the SS Lurline, unaccompanied, from Honolulu to San Francisco on 1 June 1953.  This may be due to troop drawdown as Korean War ended.


Ray O'Day gradated from the Washington State University in 1941.  2/Lt O'Day was transferred from the Parachute School to Service Co, 508th PIR  on 1 October 1942 as a cadre member.

On 18 November 1943 Lt O'Day was transferred to the 541st PIR which, like the 508th, was then based at Camp Mackall, NC.

His military career in the next two yeas is unknown other than the fact that he was in combat during the Battle of the Bulge.

On 15 January 1945 2nd Lt O'Day was transferred back to the 508th, this time in Hq 1st.  Then on 31 May 1945 he was transferred to HQ 82nd Airborne Division.

His military decorations include Combat Infantryman Badge for action during campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945, effective 15 Jan 45

After his discharge on 25 November 1946 he married Mary L Patchen in Whitman, WA.  Although they had a son, Kirk, that marriage apparently ended with a divorce. 

He married a second time on 31 October 1948 to Lucille M Jones in San Francisco, CA. 

Lastly he married Alice A Russell in Humboldt, CA on 19 July 1980





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