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Lieut George Ray Tweed
Birth: Jul. 2, 1902
Oregon, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1989
California, USA

World War II Military Figure. After the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, Japanese forces soon overran Guam Island in the Pacific. Tweed, then serving as a Navy chief radioman with several other U.S. personal slipped into the jungle rather than surrender. He became the only survivor after the others were captured and killed. He managed to elude Japanese soldiers for two years seven months, providing information to American forces that recaptured Guam Island in July 1944. His survival effort is considered one of the greatest feats in war history to date. For his contributions to the Pacific War victory, he was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal, Silver Star Medal and a Presidential Citation. He retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant. His story was told in the best selling 1945 book, ''Robinson Crusoe USN'' and in the Universal Studios 1962 movie, ''No Man is an Island,'' starring Jeffrey Hunter as George Tweed. Cause of death, an automobile accident in Northern California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Delores Maria Kramer Tweed (1916 - 2005)*
 
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Burial:
Eagle Point National Cemetery
Eagle Point
Jackson County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section 14, Site 170
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 08, 2006
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Sir, men like you won the war for us. God bless you.
- charles campbell
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