Wray, James Allen (P2, C4, L34)
Sergeant James Allen Wray, 27, Nelson County, Kentucky, formerly Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, was killed on 2 July 1969 in Vietnam while serving with Battery B, 1st Battalion, 40th Artillery, 108th Artillery Group.
Sixth Local Guardsman Loses Life in Vietnam
The Kentucky Standard, 10 July 1969, p. 1.
A former Bardstown man Jimmy Wray, 27, has been listed as killed in Vietnam. Originally from the Cedar Creek [Cox's Creek] area of Nelson County, Wray had moved to Louisville about five years ago after marrying. He is survived by his wife, Ruby, two daughters, Cindy, 5, and Tracy, 2; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wray, formerly of Nelson County, now residing at Harrodsburg; four sisters, Mrs. Nancy Pearl Stamper, Cedar Creek [Cox's Creek] section; Mrs. Herbert White, Mrs. Homer White, both of Harrodsburg, and Mrs. Giles White, Danville; and two brothers, Billy Wray, Lexington, and Benny Wray, Mercer County.
Wray is the sixth of the activated original Bardstown National Guard battery to die in Vietnam in the past two and a half weeks. His death occurred Wednesday, July 2. He had been transferred several months ago to another area away from other members of the Guard unit.