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Schofield soldier killed in Afghanistan

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:14 a.m. HST, Mar 17, 2012

An attack in Afghanistan's Kunar Province killed a Schofield Barracks soldier Thursday, the Department of Defense said today.

Second Lt. Clovis Tim Ray, 34, of San Antonio, Texas, died of of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit on foot patrol with an improvised explosive device.

Ray was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

He joined the Army April 20, 2010, and is survived by his wife and 5-year-old son.

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team of about 3,500 Schofield soldiers is winding up a yearlong deployment in eastern Afghanistan. Ray is the 18th 3rd Brigade soldiers were killed on the deployment that started last March and April.

Ray's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (posthumous), Purple Heart (posthumous), two Army Commendation Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal (posthumous), Combat Infantry Badge and Parachutist Badge.

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LadyNinja wrote:
Thank you for your sacrifice. Lord have mercy....
on March 17,2012 | 11:03AM
Manapua_Man wrote:
Why does it seem that only the good ones die first?
on March 17,2012 | 11:23AM
cojef wrote:
So young with a bright future, but alas, the woes of War. R.I.P. Symphaties to the family left behind.
on March 17,2012 | 01:33PM
Changalang wrote:
Give these soldiers a mission worthy of their training. Either roll into Pak and neutralize the host nation of the insurgency, or pack it up and bug out.
on March 17,2012 | 02:22PM
rhs763 wrote:
Get out of Afghanistan! Loss of our servicemen's life is too high a price to pay, especially for an ungrateful nation.
on March 17,2012 | 02:45PM
kainalu wrote:
Our condolences to the family and friends of Second Lt. Clovis Tim Ray.
on March 17,2012 | 03:34PM
ejkorvette wrote:
To the Family of 2nd Lt. Ray, My deepest Condolences to you. I pray your Hearts and Soul be comforted in a most Special way. I write to you from Kabul, Afghanistan this very moment. I am a Hawaii resident for the past 25yrs, and know of the horrors of War both in Iraq and Afghanistan. I truly pray everyday for our withdrawl from all areas of conflict, with the safe and joyous return of our Uniformed Men, Women, and Civilians. If there is anything I can do for the Ray family, please call/write to me, as I will return home to Hawaii in May for a short visit before returning back to Afghanistan. God Bless and be with you. Sincerely, Efrem Williams
on March 17,2012 | 04:23PM
NickJord wrote:
Thank you for your service. May God bless your family
on March 17,2012 | 05:13PM
coloradowarrior wrote:
God bless & R.I.P. Condolences to the Ray ohana.
on March 17,2012 | 07:41PM
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