Larry Gene Gray

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larry_gray-milanPrivate First Class Larry Gene Gray was born on March 19, 1945 in Missouri to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gray. Larry is a 1963 graduate of Dundee High School located in Dundee, Michigan.

Private First Class Gray entered the Army on July 18, 1966 receiving his Basic Training and Cook's School at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Larry began his tour of duty in Hau Nghia Province, South Vietnam on January 5, 1967 serving as a Food Service Specialist with Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He was killed on January 17, 1967 when the helicopter he was riding on during a combat support mission disintegrated in flight. He was "In-Country" for only 12 days.

Larry Gene Gray is survived by his wife, his parents, a brother and three sisters. He lived 21 years, 9 months and 28 days. He is resting in the London Township Cemetery located near Milan, Michigan. Larry's name is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township under Milan. His name also appears on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 14E Line 044.

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