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For information about the Veterans Park contact:

Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


For information about the Database contact:

Marion & Ed Hughes
Public Library

2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   541
Name   Fountain, Edwin Ray
Birth Date   14 November 1925
Birth Place   Port Neches, Jefferson Co., Texas
Death Date   7 February 2015
Death Place   Conroe, Montgomery Co., Texas
Cause of Death    
Place of Burial   Memory Gardens, Nederland, Texas
Service Branch   Navy


  USS Pittsburg, APA-223
Rank/Grade   Seaman First Class, Coxswain
Date of Enlistment   7 July 1944
Date of Discharge   24 May 1946
Service Occupation    
Decorations, Medals, Badges, etc.   World War II Victory Medal, American Area Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Area
Locations of Military Service   Asiatic-Pacific Area, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Phillipines, Tulagi, Guadalcanal, Noumea, Guam, Eniwetch, Hawaii, Ulithi
Additional Information   Per daughter: "Ferrying troop injured or dead to islands, gunnery knocking out suicide planes
Father   Russell Lafayette Fountain
Mother   Ruth Alzenith Sweeney Fountain
Civilian Occupation    
Additional Biographical Information  

Per daughter: "My father, edwin Ray Fountain, was raised by his widowed mother. After returning to Nederland after a Honorable Discharge, he returned to Nederland. He attended college for a while but eventually went to work at Neches Butane. He met my mother, the "love of his life" and were married.

He worked at Neches Butane (later to be Chevron-Texaco) for 35+ years. After retirement, him & mom and my baby brother traveled the United States. He cared deeply for his family and friends all his life.

Date Added to Database   30 October 2015
Source of Service Information   Veteran's daughter and Discharge document
Oral History  


Newspaper Articles  

Copy of Interview conducted for the Montgomery County News, 31 July 2013

Montgomery County News 31 Jul 2013

Books, etc.