Sunday, September 28, 2008
SSG. Yance T. Gray
Staff Sergeant Yance T. Gray with his family (from the Arlington National Cemetery website)
Mrs. Gray from the Sept. 29 issue of The New Yorker
Just over a year ago, SSG Gray and six others died in a vehicle accident in downtown Baghdad just a little more than a year ago. Gray and his fellow soldiers were in Delta Co., 1-325 Airborne Regiment, 82nd Airborne...Mark's battalion. You may remember Gray, he was one of several soldiers who authored an OpEd piece in The New York Times questioning the tactics being employed on the streets of Baghdad. His co-author SGT Omar Mora also died that day.
My memory was jogged by a remarkable portfolio by the photographer Platon in the current issue of The New Yorker. While I remember when we were notified about the incident, I was remiss this year in not saying a prayer for the families earlier this month. I will take care of that today.
Posted by Airborne dad at 6:37 AM