He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.
He and three other soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed in bad weather while flying to the scene of a suicide bombing.
|Angels of God, pray for Don|
Don attended Waipahu High School before transferring during his junior year to Roosevelt High in November of 2002. He participated in ROTC at Roosevelt until graduating in June, 2004.
He worked as a helicopter mechanic with the Hawaii Army National Guard, and later joined the Army where he fulfilled his dream of serving his country as a pilot. He was on his second deployment.
Friends say that Don loved flying. Others describe him as a great kid, wonderful son, and courageous.
Family members describe Don as soft-spoken, kind, a good soldier and a good son. They stated that they are proud of his service to his country.
Don is survived by many loving friends and relatives, including his parents, Leo and Luz Viray.
Let us pray that Don Viray is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.