March 19, 2012

Clovis Ray

2nd Lt. Clovis T. Ray, age 34, of San Antonio, Texas, died on March 15, 2012, at Kunar province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. 

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

Clovis gave up a lucrative career as an investment banker to join the Army. He was commissioned as an infantry officer through Officer Candidate School in 2010. He was on his first tour of Afghanistan and was due home next month. 

Father, place Clovis on the
Stairway to Heaven
Family members describe him as the best of the best, who was intelligent and skilled at getting along with people. 

High School officials said that he was an All-American guy. Everything he said and did was positive. He just found a way to make every situation better. He made you believe that you could overcome anything.

Military officials describe him as a unique leader who was well liked by both his peers and subordinates. They stated that Clovis was always willing to do what it took for his men to be successful. 

Clovis is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father, Bob Ray; his twin brother, Eddie; his wife, Shannon; and his 5 year old son, Dean Aaron Ray.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Clovis Ray is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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