- Category: USS Arizona Casualty List
- Created: Monday, 21 February 2000 00:00
- Last Updated: Sunday, 21 August 2016 01:49
Dee Cumpie Ayers
Seaman Second Class
D. C. AYERS
- Name: Dee Cumpie "June" Ayers, Jr.
- Branch: United States Navy
- Service Number: 353 53 76
- Rate: S2/c (Seaman Second Class)
- Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
- Enlisted: 7 March 1941
- Place: Dallas, Texas
- Onboard USS Arizona: 7 June 1941
- From: NTS San Diego
- Date of Birth: 11 January 1917
- Place of Birth: Elmo, Texas
- Hometown / State December 1941: Terrell, Texas
- Next of Kin: Mrs. Nanny Wood - Mother
- Address: Box 58, Terrell, Texas
- Parents: Dee Cumpie Ayers, Sr. (died 1937) and Nannie Johnston. Nannie later married Robert Burton Wood
- School: Graduated from Wills Point High School 1935 (WPISD records)
- Step-brother: Horace Van Wood also KIA USS Arizona
- Cousin: Brooxey J. Johnston, Jr. USS Arizona Survivor
- Disposition: RTM - Died as result of action at PH on 12/7/41 against enemy. Assigned death #388 by USNH Pearl Harbor. Body identified by name "AYERS on shorts" Drowned. Burried White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Texas.
- Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal
- 1991 Article - Photo 1932 1991 Article - Photo 1932
- Birth Certificate Birth Certificate
- Headstone Headstone
Photos and School Information courtesy of Larry Turner
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