WILLIAM D RAY
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 78 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM DAVID RAY

WALL NAME

WILLIAM D RAY

PANEL / LINE

38W/78

DATE OF BIRTH

02/10/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/27/1968

HOME OF RECORD

EL CENTRO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Imperial County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM DAVID RAY
POSTED ON 3.9.2015
POSTED BY: Carl Bouk

Great friend

David lived about 6 houses away from us on Aurora.David and I were in the class of 66 together. I remember him as a class guy, always friendly. David's passing was a real shock to me and brought the reality and horror of war right in my face. We of the class of 66 grew up fast with these and other deaths came up.
I went to the "Wall" in DC about 89'. When I saw David's name and other friends I cried for a solid hour.
Let us NEVER forget the sacrifice of these men and women.
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POSTED ON 11.4.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC William David 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
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POSTED ON 9.21.2012
POSTED BY: Billy M. Brown

Honoring California Vietnam Casualties

May his sacrifice not be forgotten.

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POSTED ON 6.3.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

WE remember

William is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro, CA. PH
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POSTED ON 12.18.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes and patriots lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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