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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Landon Clair Ray
SSG Ray died in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam on 2/23/1967 during the Vietnam War - Battle for Cu Chi as a member of Alpha Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Gun, Small Arms Fire'. Ray originated from Kenna, West Virginia .
On February 23, 1967, the battalion established a forward base at XT 151765, just to the north of Highway 247 and 5000 meters east of Highway 22. Elements of the battalion located a base camp of 5 bunkers and 15 structures north of the battalion forward base. 2 APCs detonated AT mines resulting in 5 Bobcats being wounded. One Bobcat from Company A died of his wounds.