Tuesday, October 11, 2016

PFC George W. Bray

PFC George W. Bray was born about 1915 in Missouri to James Oscar and Nora Leona (Coon) Bray.  His father worked as a driver.  In 1930 George was living with his mother and step-father and working as a clerk in a grocery. On 16 May 1935 he married Alice Crossley and they had a son in March 1937.  In 1940 he was working in road construction.

We don't know when George entered the service. It was on 3 Sep 1944 that he was assigned to I Company 116th Infantry on D-Day, 6 Jun 1944.  He and Alice were divorced in March 1944.  On 9 Oct 1944, George was promoted to PFC.  On 11 Oct 1944 he was killed in action.

PFC Bray is buried in Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.

Alice re-married and their son was adopted by his step-father.  He served as a finance officer during the Vietnam war.

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