Biographies - Bob Gray
 

Name:
Robert Dale Gray
Dob:
Sept. 18 1924
Hometown:
Kirkland, Wa.
Drafted:
Yes
Year:
1943
Unit:
L-274 70th Inf. Div.

Medals

Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Silver Star, Others

History

After the service I went to Washington University in St. Louis on G.I. Bill (bless it) then into "heavy construction" with Morrison Knudsen for some 20 years. Started my own (one third owner) construction company specializing in building railroads. After 7 years, someone else wanted the company enough to let me retire at 55. Married to Dorothy Piazza for 35 years, when she died. One child, Deborah Gray O'Brien and one grandchild, Courtney Rachel Gray. My days are very rewarding with heavy involvement in The Forgotten Children's Fund programs and making balloon animals or hats for most any person I see. My activity in the service is a dimming memory and only the bright spots remain.