Class of 1938
Brunswick High School
Owen W Ayers, Jr

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d: 11/13/2002


Floral City, FL


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Deceased 11/13/2002

Bette Vamum



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Where Lived While Attending High School



Brunswick High School - 2 years college

If you were in the service - Branch - Period of service - Where served etc.
Medals Awards

After 2 years of college, joined the U. S. Army Air Corps and upon completion of flight training, was presented with both Navy and Army Air Corp wings. During World War ll, was based in India, where he was assigned to the 7th Emergency Rescue Squadron.  He flew the PBY 10A, and amphibious airplanew, in rescue missions into Indo-China enemy territory.  For his service, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two OLC and the French Croix de Guerre with one OLC, which he received for his rescue of high ranking French diplomats in Indo-China.

Briefly What Happened Since Leaving School

After the war, he left active military service, but continued in the active reserves of the U.S. Air Force, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel prior to his retirement from the reserves in the early 1970s.
     After the war, Mr. Ayers and his wife made their home in Frederick until 1960, when they re-located to Florida. While in Frederick, he worked for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and was a member of the Frederick Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Owen William Ayers III of Panama City; two daughters, Cathi Ayers of Floral City, and Marilyn Ayers of Tallahassee, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 15, in the National Veteran's Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Military honors were provided by members of the honor guard from McDill Air Force Base, who presented Mrs. Ayers with a
U.S. flag and presidential commendation.
     Charles E. Davis Funeral Home,
Inverness, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.