Ray K. Edwards
|Ray Keith Edwards|
November 11, 1923|
|Died||September 12, 1942
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy
United States Marine Corps
|Years of service||1941–1942|
|Unit||1st Marine Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II
Ray Keith Edwards was born on 11 November 1923 at Chicago, Illinois. He enlisted in the United States Navy on 16 June 1941, then was transferred to the U.S. Marine Corps at his own request and was rated corporal on 23 February 1942.
For his action on Guadalcanal on 12 September 1942, Edwards received the Silver Star posthumously.
The U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Ray K. Edwards (DE-237) was named for Corporal Edwards. During construction, she was converted into the high-speed transport USS Ray K. Edwards (APD-96), and was in commission as such from 1945 to 1946.