Loganville community rallies again to support family of fallen hero

It was little more than six years ago that the community of Loganville rallied around the family of fallen soldier Air Force Maj. W. David Gray, 39, a 1992 graduate of Loganville High who was killed in action in Afghanistan in the summer of 2012. A stretch of Highway 20 was designated Maj. W. David Gray Memorial Highway in tribute to the fallen hero. His brother, Ronnie Gray, 45, was on hand for the highway dedication ceremony in October 2013 and spent much of his time since making sure that his brother’s sacrifice was not forgotten.

Brother Ronnie Gray, wife Heather and Georgia Rep. Tom Kirby (R-Loganville) with the children of fallen soldier Maj. David Gray at a road dedication ceremony in his honor on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Photo credit: Jeff Allen

The Gray family experienced another tragedy this past weekend when they lost Ronnie Gray on Sunday following a recent heart attack.

The Fallen Heroes of Georgia had the following announcement on their Facebook page Sunday.

Earlier this day we lost a very dear friend, board member of the FHOG, and proud American patriot Ronnie Gray of Loganville, GA. Ronnie was a loving father of 2 teenage boys, and devoted husband to his wife Lisa.

We first met Ronnie after the loss of his brother Air Force Major W. David Gray, who was K.I.A on August 8, 2012 while serving in Afghanistan. Ronnie worked tirelessly to ensure that the memory of his brother ‘David’ would never be forgotten.

Fallen Heroes of Georgia Facebook Page

When Ronnie Gray had the heart attack last month, a GoFundme Page was set up to help his family during what was expected to be his recovery. Sadly, that was not the outcome and the family is now planning a funeral. Anybody wishing to help the family can donate through the GoFundme Page.

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