101 ABN DIV

506TH INF RGT

Ray Gene Huff

Private First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 506TH INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
25 March 1948 - 26 July 1969
Hinckley, Ohio
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Armor

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Ray Gene Huff

21 Jun 2006

Ray and I went to high school together. Looking at old year books, he was either next to me or one place away. I didn't know he was in-country until the weekly Beachon Journal summary came. I was with C Company, 27th Engineers, building a road known as Route 547 from FSB Bastogne to the A Shau. The paper said Ray had died in action near where the road was being constructed. To this day I believe C Company was blessed with no KIA's or WIA's during our time on the project because Ray and his buddies protected us so well. Thanks Ray for serving and giving that others might live.

The crazy thing is I just found out Ray was only in country six weeks. He never had a chance to get "short".

From a schoolmate and brother in arms,
Tim Johnson
johnsont@faith.edu

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 26 July 1969 the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, lost eight men - seven from Alpha Company and one from Charlie:
  • Alpha Company:
    • SGT Leslie D. Carter, Campbell, CA
    • SGT Everardo Galindo, Mexico
    • SGT Gary L. Tinker, Detroit, MI
    • PFC John A. Braxton, Philadelphia, PA
    • PFC Thomas J. Dion, Grosse Pointe Farm, MI
    • PFC Tommy Huerta, Los Angeles, CA
    • PFC Robert J. Runser, Liberty, IL

  • Charlie Company:
    • PFC Ray G. Huff, Hinckley, OH


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a schoolmate and brother in arms,
Timothy A. Johnson
johnsont@faith.edu



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 21 Jun 2006
Last updated 06/25/2006