Frederick Scott Ravin, TM1c USN, was born in Hillsboro, OR, June 23, 1918. In 1926 the family moved to Sacramento, CA where he graduated from high school.
Scott was active in the Boy Scouts and, as a hobby, constructed model airplanes and studied music. He was a famous boy flutist and was a member of the Cadet Band and the Junior Symphony Orchestra. He spent much time repairing and selling musical instruments.
Scott enlisted in the Navy in 1934 and received his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA. He attended Naval Ordinance and Torpedo School.
During his time in the Naval Service he served on board the USS Barry, Melville, Lee, Bulmer, and the Roper. While on the Roper he served in Alaska and the Far East.
Scott was at the Submarine Base at Cavite, Philippine Islands when the Japanese bombed the Philippines on December 8, 1941 and was injured and hospitalized on the island of Corregidor. After the fall of Corregidor, he was moved to a Japanese prison camp at Cabanatyan, P.I.. In the late summer of 1942, he was transfered to Hoten Japanese Prison Camp at Mukden, Manchuria. After arriving on November 11, 1942, he worked in the Engineers Office on blue prints until December 7, 1944, when he was killed during a bombing raid near the prison compound.
While he was in prison he was called, “Red” as he had dark red hair. His buddies told me that he did much to help morale of the men. He was buried at Mukden. After hostilities ceased, he was returned home and interred with his brother, Jack at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, March 13, 1948.
He was a member of Blackmee Masonic Lodge #442 in San Diego, CA. He was an Altar Boy at the Episcopal Church.
Scott’s medals awarded posthumously include the Presidential Unit Citation, Purple Heart w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, American Defense Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army Distinguished Unit Service Commendation Award w/ Oak Leaf Cluster for his service in the Army on Corregidor. He also received the Good Conduct Medal.
This boy we honor.
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Awards & Decorations of TM1c Frederick Scott Ravin