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Sgt Raymond Ervin "Ray" Baumgarner
Birth: Feb. 18, 1944
Kannapolis
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1969, Vietnam

SSG Raymond Ervin Baumgarner, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Kannapolis, North Carolina. His actual last name is Baumgarner. The Military added the extra "A" so he kept it that way.

SSG Raymond Ervin Baumgarner was a member of the Army. SSG Baumgarner served our country until March 14th, 1969 in Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam. He was 25 years old and was married. It was reported that Raymond died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. SSG Baumgarner is on panel 29W, line 035 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 8 yearsSergeant Baumgarner and Major Hadley Foster were killed by Viet Cong rockets. Acting on Intelligence received, they went out to ambush the Viet Cong. They killed the point men, but the rest of that formation fired beyond where the claymores went off. Only one South Vietnamese returned unhurt to their company. All the others were killed or wounded. Sergeant Danial Blake, of my team, MAT 64, found their bodies the next morning..-Stephen Rohaty



I am remembering my uncle and I regret that I never was able to meet this great man. The man who loved his family and who gave his life for his country.We truly miss him, he is in our hearts forever and we will always love him. We'll be joined with him one day. Wendy Smith.

He was also well traveled. He was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, lived in Indiana for a spell, went to war in Vietnam where he was killed in action. He was then buried in Kentucky and re-interred to Indiana.

Raymond Baumgarner(Ray),was a very good friend of mine. We went to Vietnamese Language School in Fort Bliss Tx, and we went to Viet Nam together. We had Dinner together the Night before he was killed. He was a very good person as well as a wild friend. I will and have always missed Ray. We were in Mac-V, and I was in Team 99, and he was in 89. He was a Good Troop. Thomas Hackler, 1stSgt(Ret).

He is the Son of Mr Clarence and Mrs Ivey Baumgarner, Brother to Geraldine, Larry, Wesley, Thurman and Clarence Baumgarner Jr of Kannapolis, NC.

He served with Headquarters, Advisory Team 89, MACV Advisors, Military Assistance Command-Vietnam(MAC-V).

He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal with One Device, The Good Conduct Medal with Three Devices, The Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device for Valor in Action and One Oak Leaf Cluster, The Air Medal with Multiple Oak Leaf Clusters, The Aerial Achievement Medal, The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, The Army Service Medal, The NCO Development Ribbon with two Devices and The Overseas Service Medal with three Devices.

 
 
Burial:
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: D, 2052
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3295756
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Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
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