Charles RayStaff Sergeant
A CO, 1ST BN, 503RD INF RGT, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
26 February 1934 - 11 April 1967
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The database page for Charles Ray
To a very special man and dad that I never had the pleasure of knowing. I've heard so many wonderful stories about him from family as well as friends. I know if he was still alive, I would cherish our father and daughter relationship. But in his place I found the perfect man who loves me unconditionally. I will also one day be able to dance with my father again. The only memories I have is of old pictures he took while on active duty. After all these years I sometimes find myself talking to him as if he was actually here. I would get caught in a particular situation and say "Now daddy, what would you do/say about this?". He has a few off-spring from his daughter of whom he would be proud.
Tonya R. Ray
I just learned (through a search) that my childhood friend John Rabideau was killed in action the same day as Charles Ray.
They served together, they fell together.
John has never been forgotten... I now will always remember Charles.
They made the ultimate sacrifice for us.
A Note from The Virtual Wall
"A" Company, 1/503rd Infantry, lost two men on 11 Apr 1967, SSG Charles Ray of Detroit, Michigan, and PFC John J. Rabideau of Easthampton, Massachusetts.
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Tonya R. Ray
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 01/27/2006