Chicago Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association

Colin Gray, 74

  • 25 Apr 2023 21:22
    Message # 13180734
    Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Chicago Chapter All American (Life) Member Colin Gray passed away 31 March 2023 at the age of 74 after a brave battle with cancer. Colin and wife Kristine lived in The Villages, FL. 

    Colin was born in Abrerdeen, Scottland on 16 November 1948 and then entered the U.S. Army in Chicago, IL, on 20 February 1967. He was trained as a Pay Distribution Specialist, 73C.

    Following his initial training, Colin was shipped to Vietnam and assigned to Company A, 82nd Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. He served in Vietnam for one year, seven months and 10 days.

    When the 82nd Airborne redeployed to Fort Bragg, Colin was Honorably discharged on 25 September 1969 at the rank of Specialist 5 (E-5). He earned the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Expert Marksman Badge for the M-16 Rifle.

    Colin was a proud member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association and our Chicago Chapter. He served for several years on our chapter executive board as Secretary and was very active with our chapter. Everyone who knew Colin knew he was one of the good guys. He will certainly be missed.

    Click here for Colin's obituary.  

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