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Marvin Lee Ramsden
American naval sailor

Marvin Lee Ramsden

Marvin Lee Ramsden
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Intro American naval sailor
Was Sailor
From United States of America
Gender male
Birth 2 January 1919, Benson County, North Dakota, U.S.A.
Death 8 May 1942, Coral Sea (aged 23 years)
Marvin Lee Ramsden
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Marvin Lee Ramsden was born on January 2, 1919 at Pleasant Lake, North Dakota.

Navy career

Ramsden enlisted in the Navy May 21, 1936 and reported for duty in USS Lexington (CV-2) on October 8, 1936.

Awarded the Silver Star

During the Battle of the Coral Sea, May 8, 1942, Coxswain Ramsden, a member of Lexington's crew throughout his career, remained at his exposed station, despite wounds, continuing to operate a rangefinder in the face of intense enemy strafing and dive-bombing attacks until he died. For his gallant and intrepid conduct, he was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.


USS Ramsden (DE-382) was named in his honor. The ship was laid down March 26, 1943 by the Brown Shipbuilding Corp., Houston, Texas; launched May 24, 1943; sponsored by Mrs. James L. Ramsden, mother of Coxswain Ramsden; and commissioned October 19, 1943, Lt. Comdr. J. E. Madacey, USCG, in command.

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