I don't remember Uncle Ray, but I
must have known him. When I
was about 8-10 months old a
letter was written to Mother and
Uncle Ray included me in his
writing. I found several letters
saved by my Mother, some aftter
he went to war. Because Uncle
Ray's handwriting was difficult to
read, I have transcribed them so
that you will be able to read them.
At a young age, Ray lost his
Mother (my grandmother) His Dad
remarried and a new set of
brothers and sisters were added
to his family. You can tell from his
writing how much he loved them.
Sadly, Uncle Ray was killed by a
sniper in Okinawa after the war
had ended. Our Ray gave his life
for his country. He is my hero and
I thank him for serving.
|ME, PAUL POWERS, MOTHER HOLDING