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Old 31 October 2016, 21:39
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RIP warrior. You were spoken of proudly by those who came after you.
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Old 31 October 2016, 23:09
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Originally Posted by agonyea View Post
Lest we forget .................

U.S. Air Force

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jeffrey Bray, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force in Mogadishu, Somalia, from 3 October 1993 to 4 October 1993. On these dates, Staff Sergeant Bray, a 24th Special Tactics Squadron Combat Controller, was attached to a joint service search and rescue security team tasked to respond to the crash of a United States UH-60 helicopter. While serving with a U.S. Army Ranger element trapped and surrounded inside a building in the city, Staff Sergeant Bray coordinated helicopter gunship fire on targets all around his position throughout the night. He developed tactics and techniques on the spot that allowed him to mark friendly forces' locations so that helicopter gunships could destroy close enemy concentrations. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Staff Sergeant Bray has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

He died almost exactly 23yrs after the Anniversary .damn . People just getting word of this passing are stunned, 49 is just way too young . Another hero gone too soon. Prayers to all who knew him . His memory shall be eternal
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Old 15 December 2016, 19:50
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I received this a few days ago and thought I'd pass it along if any are interested.

Jeff Bray Funeral Service
Arlington National Cemetery

1400hrs EST - 30 Dec 2016

The plot is still TBD

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Old 23 December 2016, 04:15
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Old 23 December 2016, 13:18
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Old 23 December 2016, 13:20
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Old 24 December 2016, 23:03
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Received this yesterday for any who may be interested in attending:

Jeff Bray Funeral Service Additional Information
Jeff is scheduled for a "Standard Military Honors Burial."
- Military Chaplin
- A Firing Party
- Honor Detail (Folds Flag)
- A casket team (body bearers / pall bearers)
- Bugler

No Military band
No Caisson
No Escort Platoon

Sequence of events:
- 30 Dec 2016 @ 1400
- Meet at Arlington Administration Building at 1315.
- Met by Cemetery Rep (will be assigned next week)
- Depart Admin Bldg. to grave site at 1340 (Follow Hurst)
- Casket placed at site by Honor Guard (Ceremony begins at 1400)
- Words by Military Chaplin
- Flag Folding by Honor Guard
- Flag Presented to family (Who...TBD)
- Taps
- 21 Gun Salute
- Teammates in attendance place beret crests onto casket
- Memorial push-ups
- Ceremony completed

NOTE: If anyone from the ST Enterprise is planning to attend the ceremony, Col Martin is requesting that they link-up at the Arlington Cemetery Admin Bldg. at 1315. This is so all can depart together to the site.
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Old 28 December 2016, 19:21
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Hard to believe. Worked with Jeff at his first AD assignment. Best physical specimen in the unit; very hard to believe this happened to him so young!

Guess the mog experience was a heavy burden to bear. Asked a CCT classmate 7 yrs ago who knew Jeff what he was doing. He said after the mog he got out and more or less dropped off the map.

RIP warrior!
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Old 6 January 2017, 02:36
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RIP Prayers for family and friends.
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Old 10 January 2017, 12:57
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Just got notice of this on Facebook. RIP and Blue skies warrior.
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Old 16 January 2017, 17:48
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