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G. Grandson of William Henry Barlow
        Grandson of John Maultsby ‘Doc’ Barlow (Barlar)
        Son of Florence ‘Roberta’ Barlar, Waldrop

In the Military Family:  

Born in Giles County, TN., Rayburn Cole Waldrop is the nephew of WW I veteran, Allan 'Eugene' Barlar, and the younger brother of WW II Air Force veteran, Claude Alvin Waldrop, Jr.

 Click here for Rayburn's Obituary

-Place of Burial-
Woodhaven Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

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 USS 'Salt Lake City .

Military Service Of

Rayburn Cole Waldrop

(1921 - 2011)

   WW II – U.S. Navy  

Enlisted in September, 1942.  
Served over 2 years aboard the USS 'Salt Lake City'

Participated in the 'Battle of the Komandorski Islands' 

in the North Pacific, Aleutian Islands, March 26, 1943

Received the:  American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal,
American Theater Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal 

 Rayburn Cole Waldrop is listed in the
WW II Memorial Registry honorees.


March 1943
Battle of the Komandorski Islands
World War II - Pacific
In the above photograph, the cruiser USS "Salt Lake City", damaged by Japanese cruiser gunfire, starts losing speed prior to going dead in the water during the battle, under a smoke screen laid by accompanying destroyers.