VAN T WRAY
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

VAN THOMAS WRAY

WALL NAME

VAN T WRAY

PANEL / LINE

10W/36

DATE OF BIRTH

03/22/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/13/1970

HOME OF RECORD

STONEVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Rockingham County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR VAN THOMAS WRAY
POSTED ON 5.12.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Van Thomas Wray, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 10.24.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Van is buried at Glenn's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Ayersville,NC.
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POSTED ON 4.30.2010

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POSTED ON 7.6.2002
POSTED BY: Bill Mead

Fellow squad member

I did not get a chance to know you real well. We shared the same bunker on Hill 411. I had been in country a couple months when you arrived and left for the rear a few weeks after you arrived. My memory of you is sitting in front of the bunker at night using what light there was to write home. It was quite apparent you loved and miss your family back home a great deal. Like all of us you just wanted to serve your time and get back home to your family and loved ones.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2001
POSTED BY: Mary M. Joyce

Family Memory

Both you and my husband (John Terry Joyce) were sent to "Nam" at the same time. He returned a much changed man and you did not return. I remember you cousin as a young guy driving around Madison in your car before you left, not wanting to go to "Nam" but having no choice. I visited the wall in Washington, DC several years ago and made a rubbing of your name...it made me feel closer to you, but the "wall" made me so sad because of all the physical remembrances left by the wall by others. I just wanted to let you know that you are not forgotten.

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