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James Edwin Ray

Military Person

James Edwin Ray Not to be confused with James Earl Ray. And for other people named James Ray, see James Ray. James Edwin Ray (born August 25, 1941) was a United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot. He was awarded the Silver Star for his selflessness and courage in the face of great danger. On his 11th combat mission, on May 8, 1966, Ray had to eject over North Vietnam and was immediately captured. He was decorated for his resistance to his captors and developing techniques for his fellow prisoners to resist his captors. He was not released until February 12, 1973.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1941-08-25
Place of birth
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