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Sgt Oral Ray Terry
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1945
Lenzburg
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 3, 1968, Vietnam

In Memory of ...... SSGT. Oral Ray Terry.
*** Staff Sergeant Terry was a member of 1097th Transportation Company. On May 3, 1968, he was a radio operator/seaman aboard a maintenance boat conducting damage control on the Ham Luong River in South Vietnam when he fell overboard. He was listed as Missing in Action. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.


You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!


ORAL RAY TERRY - Army - SSGT - E6 1st Log Command
Age: 29
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth: 27 January 1945 (Lenzburg IL)
From: MASCOUTAH, IL
Religion: PROTESTANT
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father, ,Deceased and Mother, , Deceased. Brother, Allen T. Terry. Sister, Naomia. Mrs. Cecil Terry of Mascouth, ILL.(Doesn't show relationship)

***** I met your sister, Naomia. She told me about you and what a wonderful brother you were to her. I felt as though I knew you through her and your family. Naomia is a wonderful lady, a wonderful Mother and wife, and especially a wonderful friend. You would be very proud of her and her family. Your memory will never fade from their hearts. Your brave sacrifices will never be forgotten by those of us who carried your name in our hearts and wore your name with humility and thankfulness for your devotion and courage. God Bless You & God Bless the
Janet (Hermann) Mastrobuono


His tour began on May 3, 1968
Casualty was on Nov 5, 1974
In DINH TUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died missing, GROUND CASUALTY
Date of Birth: 25 January 1945 (Lenzburg IL)
Date of Loss: 03 May 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 102535N 1062137E (XS489258)
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: LCraft


Body was not recovered
Panel 54E - Line 30


Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)


PFC Oral R. Terry was a radio operator/seaman aboard a maintenance boat.

On May 3, 1968, the craft was on a damage control mission on the Ham Luong River in South Vietnam. On the mission, Terry's job was radio guard.

About 4:45 a.m. a splash was heard by two members on the boat. They did not investigate.

PFC Terry was to have awakened his relief at 5:00 a.m., but his relief awakened himself at 0700 hours. He did not question why Terry had failed to awaken him.

Normal activities were carried on the remainder of the day until mid-afternoon, when the crew noticed that Terry was not present. A search of the area was conducted without success.

Terry was a non-swimmer, and was last seen wearing a flak jacket and a steel helmet.

Because there was no proof that Terry died,he was classified Missing in Action.




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Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Created by: Eddieb
Record added: Dec 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62475971
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