PO2 Michael J. Gray

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PETTY OFFICER 2nd CLASS MICHAEL J. GRAY – U.S. Navy

Hometown / City: RICHMOND, VA RICHMOND (CITY)
Date of Death: Friday, March 5, 2004
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Navy
Rank: Petty Officer 2nd Class
Unit: LANTORDCOM YORKTOWN VA

Birth: Jul. 31, 1970
Death: Mar. 5, 2004, Kuwait

Richmond, Va. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Gray expressed his faith in an untraditional way – with rhyme.”He was known as ‘Mikey G, Rapper for Jesus,'” the Rev. Jeff Mickle said.The 32-year-old was killed in Kuwait when a civilian vehicle hit the car he was driving on March 5, 2004. He was from Richmond, Va., where his Navy Reserves unit was based.In one of Gray’s raps he said he was ready for death, and he spoke of his vision of heaven: “Won’t be no guns/ won’t be no knives/ Hear the best preaching that/ you ever heard in your lives.”In Kuwait, he was providing base security. Survivors include his wife, Tisha, and four daughters, the oldest of whom is 7.

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Parents:
Jean Anne Gray (1949 – 2010) Burial:
Dale Memorial Park
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