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Military Service Of

Raymond Brown Barlar

  WW II – U.S. Navy  

Date of Enlistment: February 15, 1944

Served on the "USS Marion County LST-975"
in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater


The "LST-975" was an LST-542 class tank landing ship assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during WWII.

The Pacific War was the largest naval conflict in history. 
Across the huge expanses of the Pacific, the two most powerful navies in the world found themselves locked in a death struggle. The war was fought in every possible climate, from Arctic conditions in the Aleutians, to the appalling heat and swelter of the South Pacific.

Every conceivable type of naval activity was represented: carrier
aviation battles, surface engagements, bitterly fought night-fights, the largest amphibious landings of the entire war, and the stealthy, brutal battles waged by and against submarines.

Air Battle in the South Pacific

Between 1942 and 1945, there were four main areas of conflict in the Pacific War: China, the Central Pacific, South East Asia and the South West Pacific.

-Place of Burial-
Woodlawn Park Cemetery
Miami, Florida


( 1908 – 1950 )
Grandson of William Henry Barlow
. Son of James Monroe ‘Jim’ Barlow (Barlar)

B: Giles County, TN. /  D: Tampa, FL

Raymond Brown Barlar is listed in the WW II
Memorial Registry honorees.

In the Military Family:  

Raymond Brown Barlar is the younger brother of WW II Navy veteran, Jimmy Joe Barlar, and the uncle of Marine Corp veteran, Larry Joe Barlar.



"U.S.S. Marion County LST-975"


WW II National Memorial - Washington, D.C.
- Pacific Pavilion -