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is honored on Panel 27E, Line 86 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thankful for your Service and Sacrifice Sailor

    Posted on 9/17/17 - by K
    We still remember you
    God Bless You

    Thomas Paul Ray
    ON THE WALL: Panel 27E Line 86
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    Home of Record: Evergreen, CO
    Date of birth: 05/13/1948
    Service Branch: United States Navy
    Grade at loss: E3
    Rank: Hospitalman
    Promotion Note: None
    ID No: 9984282
    MOS or Specialty: HN: Hospitalman
    Length Service: 02
    Start Tour: Not Recorded
    Incident Date: 10/10/1967
    Casualty Date: 10/10/1967
    Age at Loss: 19
    Location: Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam
    Remains: Body recovered
    Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died while missing
    Casualty Reason: Ground casualty (or inland waterway)
    Casualty Detail: Drowned or suffocated
    Status Date: Not Applicable; was not MIA
    Status Change: Not Applicable; was not MIA
    Repatriated: 10/12/1967 (Returned to US soil)
    Identified: 10/12/1967
  • Good friend

    Posted on 6/4/16 - by Wm Larson
    Corpsman Ray and I were friends when he and I were stationed in San Diego at Balboa Hospital and then at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton Wa. A very funny guy with an in credible sense of humor. I am so very proud to have known him. My blessings to his family .
  • Semper Fi, Doc.

    Posted on 10/10/14 - by A Wounded Marine, Vietnam
    Thank you for your devotion to our Country and to your Marines.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/9/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear HN Thomas Paul Ray, 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
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/8/12
    (Photo Credit: Jim Grafner) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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