Uncle RayPosted on 3/15/15 - by Christine (Gangstee) Hendon (Niece ) firstname.lastname@example.orgMy sister and I were always very proud of our Uncle Ray. Every Memorial Day I would take mom (his sister) and dad to his grave. Then for four years it was just dad and I. Now, my two granddaughters, Kristen Raye 13, (named for her great-great uncle) and Ryann 11, pick out red white and blue flowers for us to take to his grave. The cemetery is right beside SeaTac Airport and with the planes taking off and landing it is always windy and mostly sunny.....the perfect place for Uncle Ray.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/11/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear LTC Guy Ray Bristol, sirMORE
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
Uncle RayPosted on 7/13/12 - by Jacqueline Thomsen firstname.lastname@example.org
My Mother, Shirley Gangstee's favorite, only brother. Uncle Ray (47 yrs) was a large presence in our family. Grandma, Ruth Bristol,was very proud of her son. He served in WWII, Battle of the Bulge, Korea and died of a heart attack the day he was to come home from Viet Nam. All of us were looking forward to his return and impending retirement to Seattle with his wife Kay and 2 boys, Guy Jr. and Craig. Now, 2012, Mom, Grandma, Kay and son Guy, (AF buried at Ft. Sam Houston, TX) have all joined Uncle Ray. My Dad, Richard Gangstee 89yrs, and Ray were friends - met in CYC in MN in 1942. They were sent to Seattle to work for the war effort. Ray enlisted and Dad worked at Bremerton Ship Yards til the end of the war. Dad plans to be buried next to Uncle Ray with my Mom when the time comes. Mom and Dad's trips to Europe when Ray was stationed in Germany are still highlights that are reminisced about. Uncle Ray has never been forgotten, he's visited at his grave in Seattle and has been visited at the wall in WA DC by any family member who gets to DC. I will work on getting a picture attached.
We RememberPosted on 11/16/10 - by Robert Sage email@example.comGuy is buried at Washington Memorial Park,Seattle,WA. AM-3OLC AFCM ARCOM
If I should die...remembrances for LTCOL. Guy Ray BRISTOL, USAF...Frazier and Daphne would be PROUD!Posted on 9/6/01If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.MORE
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.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.