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Carlos Dwayne Ramsey
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1941
Death: Oct. 18, 2002

Carlos Dewayne Ramsey was born December 17, 1941 in Burkburnett, Texas to Carlos Walker "Bud" Ramsey and Ruth Esther Miller, joining his four year old sister, Sharon Ruth Ramsey. Carlos married Gearldine McMillian in 1966 and was the father of a daughter, Paula Renae. Carlos suffered a massive heart attack October 18, 2002. He was survived by his wife Lajuana Marrs Ramsey, daughter Paula Renae, and three grandsons, Zachary Skye Anderson, Jeremy Leroy Anderson and Timothy Bryant Anderson.



1st Lieutenant Carlos D Ramsey was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with combat "V". This is the 4th highest award for heroic and meritorious service in a combat operation. Lieutenant Ramsey was with the 1st Battalion 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division and as platoon commander for Company B , led 55 combat patrols and ambushes and was instrumental in inflicting heavy losses to the enemy forces.

Assuming command of Company D September 9, 1968, he quickly molded his unit into an aggressive fighting force. He planned and executed 7 search and destroy operations, which accounted for 99 enemy killed, 3 captured, and the seizure of 50 weapons.
While in Vietnam, Ramsey was awarded two purple hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

Carlos D Ramsey entered the service in 1966 and was in basic training in Camp Pendleton California finishing as a PFC, and qualified expert rifleman. He went on to Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia and was recommissioned 2nd Lieutenant on June 2, 1967.






 
 
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  Carlos Walker "Bud" Ramsey (1911 - 1978)
  Ruth Esther Miller Ramsey Hooser (1919 - 2004)
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 14, Mausoleum Row B, Space 12
 
Maintained by: Rita Collvins Mayfield
Originally Created by: dee (inactive)
Record added: Jan 07, 2003
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Burkburnett High School
- cwc
 Added: May. 1, 2011
With gratitude for your service to our country. Rest in heavenly peace.
- Susann
 Added: Oct. 22, 2007
May you forever rest in peace.
- Joyce {GW}
 Added: Aug. 17, 2007
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