Wray, Van Thomas, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/A Company
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Specialist 4

One Overseas Service Bar

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGT Rick Dunn to remember Wray, Van Thomas, SP 4.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
May 13, 1970
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Quang Ngai
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Glenn's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery - Ayersville, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
10W 036

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 Unit Assignments
23rd Infantry Division/Americal Division23rd Infantry Division/Americal Division/11th Infantry Brigade (Light)3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
  1969-1970, 11B10, 23rd Infantry Division/Americal Division
  1969-1970, 11B10, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)/HHC
  1969-1970, 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/A Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 09, 2012, General Photos2
  Oct 09, 2012, Tribute From Cousin
  Oct 09, 2012, Tribute From High School Classmate
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

........As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Wray served our country until May 13th, 1970 .............. He was 21 years old and was not married.

Van died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.


  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.
Posted by: Bill Mead
Relationship: We served together
Saturday, July 6, 2002
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