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RAY LYNN GOOD


is honored on Panel 33W, Line 60 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/1/14 - by Sgt. Richard L. Kachel
    Brother, just a line to let you know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten as long as I live ! I think of you and Herb many times, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and times when I wonder why some of us were spared and some had to pay the ultimate price. I know both you and Herb had a way out of this, but you both took the honorable path !! Hope to see you and Herb soon in The Valley Of Peace, Welcome Home Brother !
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/8/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Ray Lynn Good, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • PFC Ray Lynn Good, USA

    Posted on 6/20/13 - by Jim McIlhenney christianamacks@comcast.net

    RAY LYNN GOOD


    Army


    9-24-50 - 2-5-69



    'Goodie' was born in Ephrata (PA) and graduated from Garden Spot High School in 1968. His interest were hunting, fishing and bowling. He was on the track team in high school and played midget baseball at Terre Hill. He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout, and a member of the Akron United Zion Church and Sunday School.


    Ray was returning from setting land mines when he died from wounds received by accidental friendly fire. Medals received were expert rifleman; bronze star and good conduct medal. He served in Chu Lai in the Americal Division.


    Surviving Ray were his mother, father, 3 brothers, maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents and maternal great grandmother.


    Ray was 18 years old and is remembered on Panel 33W Line 60.



    From a remembrances book 'WE REMEMBER,' published in 1994

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/27/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Ray is buried at Terre Hill Cemetery, Terre Hill, Lancaster County,PA
  • Daily Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, Pa., February 10, 1969

    Posted on 6/27/05 - by Jim McIlhenney christianamacks@comcast.net
    Pfc. R.L. Good is 41st
    Viet Victim In County

    A young Army Private First Class who had been in Vietnam less than a month has become Lancaster County's 41st victim of that war.
    Mr. and Mrs. Irvine M. Good of 406 Maple St., Terre Hill, were notified Saturday afternoon of the death Thursday in Vietnam of their son, Pfc. Ray Lynn Good.
    The 18-year-old Army infantryman was killed in what was described as "an accidental discharge of an individual's weapon," according to his mother.
    Mrs. Good said further details of her son's death have not yet reached the family.
    She said she received a letter which was dated February 1 from Ray Wednesday. In the letter Ray said he was writing from a bunker at a fire base near Chu Lai. He also said that he was in the middle of hostile action and that three men in his company had been killed the day before.
    That letter was the last Mrs. Good heard from Ray. The family is awaiting further details of his death. Pfc. Good enlisted in the Army June 24, 1968 after his graduation from Garden Spot High School where he was a member of the track team. He received his basic training at Ft. Benning, Ga., and his advanced infantry training at Ft. McClellan, Ala. Prior to leaving for Vietnam he was stationed at Ft. Dix, N.J.
    Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Donald E., Bruce E., and Nevin J., all at home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer H. Good, Denver R1; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Musser Sr., Rothville; and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Annie Gehr, Landis Homes, Lititz R4.
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