George Edward Ray was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was the son of George Edward Ray and Nettie Una Tate. He married Ola Mae Hogan and the couple had a  son, Fredrick Hogan Ray. He enlisted on April 17, 1942, in Camp Forrest, TN.
He died non battle and was initially buried at Castelfiorentino Cemetery at Castelfiorentino, Italy and reburied at Florence American Cemetery in Via Cassia, Italy, G, 10, 23

Awards: Soldier’s Medal


  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 August 1913
  • Date of death: 27 May 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 92nd Engineer General Service Regiment
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Soldiers Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Florence American Cemetery, Via Cassia, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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