In Memory of Sgt.  Adam James Ray - 1986-2010  

 

SGT Adam James Ray born March 9, 1986 in Tampa Florida was killed in Action in Southern Afghanistan on Tuesday February 9, 2010 when his unit was hit with an IED. Adam was attached to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

Adam has received several military honors, including Combat Infantryman Badge, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon and posthumously received a promotion to SGT and won the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.

SGT Ray has served in Ft. Jackson, SC; Ft. Benning, GA; Camp Casey, Korea and up to his death was stationed out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

SGT Adam Ray is survived by his parents, Jim and Donna Ray (Fargo, ND); sisters, Betsy (Iowa City, IA) and Amanda (Fargo, ND); brothers, Zachary (Florissant, MO) and Seth (Fargo, ND); one very loved nephew Christopher; grandparents John and Doris Ray (Louisville, KY) and Bobby and Marilyn Sumner (Tampa FL); and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Adam had some very close Brothers and Sisters in the Military that should be mentioned for the family bond of the soldiers is as strong as blood.

His birthday was 3-9-10 He would of been 24 years old. We released 24 green and white balloons into the air and sang Happy Birthday to Adam  yesterday.

He lives in our hearts forever.

Donna Ray

 
 

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