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JAMES LAWRENCE BLASKIS

  • Wall Name:JAMES L BLASKIS
  • Date of Birth:8/7/1945
  • Date of Casualty:7/29/1967
  • Home of Record:EUCLID
  • County of Record:CUYAHOGA COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:SN
  • Panel/Line:24E, 15
  • Casualty Province:NZ

CECIL BENNY BRIDGES

  • Wall Name:CECIL B BRIDGES
  • Date of Birth:8/25/1946
  • Date of Casualty:7/29/1967
  • Home of Record:CARTHAGE
  • County of Record:PANOLA COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:24E, 16
  • Casualty Province:DINH TUONG

ERVIL THOMAS BRAY


is honored on Panel 24E, Line 17 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • THANKS

    Posted on 6/27/17 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Cpl. Bray,
    Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. Independence Day is approaching, and it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Final Mission of CPL Ervil T. Bray

    Posted on 1/5/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On July 29, 1967, CPL Ervil T. Bray was with his squad in an armored personnel carrier on a combat operation in Vietnam. The APC is a light-weight vehicle which moves on tracks rather than wheels and has armored protection on all sides. It is operational on both land and water and is primarily to transport infantry personnel from one point to another. CPL Bray’s work was that of a rifleman in armored cavalry. At 11:00 AM, the vehicle was struck by an enemy rocket with a high explosive charge designed to penetrate armored vehicles. CPL Bray incurred fatal wounds and died before he could be removed to a hospital. [Taken from togetherweserved.com]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/28/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Ervil Thomas Bray, 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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  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/27/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • Calvary Brother

    Posted on 12/16/10 - by David Olsen doolsen@msn.com
    To learn more about Ervil and the men and the unit he served with please search the internet for: A Troop 3-4 Cav and click on the link to be taken to the unit's website.
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