Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lt. Clovis Ray Returns Home

A little while ago I posted the story of a 30-year-old man who gave up a successful career, left behind a wife and young son, and joined the Army to serve his country.

Two years after doing so, Lt. Clovis Ray was KIA in Afghanistan.

This weekend Lt. Ray's remains were returned home.

The local paper has a touching slide show of his final trip home (accompanying story here).

Please take a few moments to offer a prayer for Lt. Ray, his family and friends, and all our other service members.

An unidentified U.S. Army officer, right, consoles Dean Ray, 5, hiding behind his mother Shannon Ray's leg, after the remains of Army 1st Lt. Clovis T. Ray, Dean's father, arrived at the Kelly Field Flightline. Ray died March 15th in the Kunar province in Afghanistan.


JT said...

That picture breaks my heart.

CenTexTim said...

Yeah ... and we've seen too many just like it.

Toejam said...

Way, Way too many CTT!

R.I.P. Lt. Ray

NavyOne said...

Ach, God bless the man. . . And the boy. . .