- 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.
"Happy Heavenly Birthday Adam. Until we meet again my friend."
"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."
"You are forever missed! You were a great friend! May you rest in peace!"
"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"
"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!"
"REST IN PEACE SGT ADAM RAY"
"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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