SGT Adam James Ray
  • 23 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 9, 1986
  • Date of passing: Feb 9, 2010
Let the memory of SGT Adam be with us forever

RAY, SGT ADAM JAMES, born March 9, 1986 in Tampa, FL, 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.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Belinda Corum on 9th March 2016

"Happy Heavenly Birthday Adam. Until we meet again my friend."

This tribute was added by Belinda Corum on 10th February 2016

"Adam was such a great neighborhood kid. He was always respectful and kind to others. I will never forget how mature he was when watching over his little brothers.  Prayers for his family."

This tribute was added by Mary Scott on 9th February 2016

"You are forever missed! You were a great friend! May you rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Amanda Ray on 31st January 2014

"I love you Adam!!! Im dreading your anniversary because for the first time in 4 years i didnt cry thru the holidays... Wish you were here to meet your niece Charligh....shes perfect...and Chris misses you...We all do....I hope you are close by me....Watch over us... We miss and love you so freakin much baby brother"

This tribute was added by Annie Moore on 13th December 2013

"Three days ago I received your picture! I never met you, never knew who you were until today! I will always hold you smile in my heart, and say a special prayer for you a Fallen Hero! How I wish it would have all been the truth! Your smile will never be forgotten!"

This tribute was added by Catarig Ioan on 29th October 2013


This tribute was added by Donna Ray on 2nd April 2013

"Words could never express the emotions that come from having people like you show their support and appreciation to our Son Adam. He is a true Warrior and our Hero. God Bless You!"

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