DAVID R RAY
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HONORED ON PANEL 29W, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

DAVID ROBERT RAY

WALL NAME

DAVID R RAY

PANEL / LINE

29W/82

DATE OF BIRTH

02/14/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/19/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MCMINNVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Warren County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID ROBERT RAY
POSTED ON 12.31.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8

Facta Non Verba
Laus Deo
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POSTED ON 3.19.2004
POSTED BY: Kayla Porzelius

Thank you

Dear David,
Our school has recently started what it calls the Gridley High School Posting Project where the students write remembrances to those who died during the Vietnam War. I wat to say thank you for all that you did. You will also be remembered.
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POSTED ON 7.24.2003

HM2 David R. Ray, USN

HM2 David R. Ray, USN

Photo from: http://www.delta211usmc.org

Semper Fidelis, Doc!
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POSTED ON 5.2.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Doc

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you David Robert Ray, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Doc Ray, for a job well done!

FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND


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POSTED ON 3.28.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC UNITED STATES NAVAL CORPSMAN WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR



HOSPITAL CORPSMAN SECOND CLASS


DAVID ROBERT RAY


UNITED STATES NAVY


served as a


MEDICAL CORPSMAN


with


DELTA COMPANY

BATTERY ' D '

2nd BATTALION

11th MARINES

1st MARINE DIVISION ( REINFORCED )

FLEET MARINE FORCE


and was a posthumous recipient of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


who rests in honored glory in


MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY


McMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE



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CITATION

FOR AWARD OF THE

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


PHU LOC 6

near AN HOA

QUANG NAM PROVINCE

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

19 MARCH 1969



For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life
above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Hospital Corpsman
Second Class with Battery D, 2nd Battalion, at Phu Loc, near An Hoa.
During the early morning hours, an estimated battalion-size enemy force
launched a determined assault against the battery's position, and succeeded
in effecting a penetration of the barbed - wire perimeter. The initial burst
of enemy fire caused numerous casualties among the Marines who had
immediately manned their howitzers during the rocket and mortar attack.
Undaunted by the intense hostile fire, Hospital Corpsman Second Class Ray
moved from parapet to parapet, rendering emergency medical treatment
to the wounded. Although seriously wounded himself while administering
first aid to a Marine casualty, he refused medical aid and continued his
lifesaving efforts. While he was bandaging and attempting to comfort
another wounded Marine, Hospital Corpsman Second Class Ray was forced
to battle two enemy soldiers who attacked his position, personally killing
one and wounding the other. Rapidly losing his strength as a result of his
severe wounds, he nonetheless managed to move through the hail of
enemy fire to his casualties. Once again, he was faced with the intense
fire of oncoming enemy troops and, despite the grave personal danger and
insurmountable odds, succeeded in treating the wounded and holding off
the enemy until he ran out of ammunition, at which time he sustained
fatal wounds. Hospital Corpsman Second Class Ray's final act of heroism
was to protect the patient he was treating. He threw himself upon the
wounded Marine, thus saving the man's life when an enemy grenade
exploded nearby. By his determined and persevering actions, courageous
spirit, and selfless devotion to the welfare of his Marine comrades,
Hospital Corpsman Second Class Ray served to inspire the men of Battery D
to heroic efforts in defeating the enemy. His conduct throughout was in
keeping with the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service.



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The award of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


was presented to his family

on 20 April 1970

at

The White House

by the

Vice President of the United States of America

Spiro T. Agnew


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THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





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