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Elwood Earl Brey

Died in the service of our country
BHS class of 1945
Branch of Service: Navy
Hometown: 11 East Central Avenue,
Bergenfield, NJ
Date of birth: June 25, 1928
Rank: Ensign
Date of casualty: April 16, 1951
Place of casualty: Korea
Dedication: Brey Lane, Bergenfield

Purple Heart
Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars
Korean Service Medal

Combat Action Ribbon (Navy)
United Nations Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal

Other webpages:
Together We Served

American Battle Monuments Commision Must type Brey in the search box

About Elwood Earl: Ensign Brey lived at 11 East Central Avenue.
He was the pilot of an AD-4 Skyraider dive bomber with Attack Squadron 65, aboard the carrier USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CV-47). On April 16, 1951, while on a combat mission over North Korea, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. He was presumed dead on April 22, 1954. His name is inscribed onthe Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Ensign Brey was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Additional information: Memorialized: Courts of the Missing: Court 8
Honolulu Memorial
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Memorial for Korean Vets 3
Memorial for Korean Vets 4
Memorial for Korean Vets 5
Memorial for Korean Vets 2
Memorial for Korean Vets 1
Memorial for Korean Vets 6

The Veterans section was created and maintained by
Eva DeMaggio Gallione, BHS '64 and Joseph DiMaggio, BHS'67