Harold Ray’s Dog Tag
Posted on: January 7, 2016

I purchased a single dog tag from Antique Warehouse back in August 2015, about the same time that I returned Ira Monroe‘s dog tag to its family.  This newly acquired tag belonged to a man named Harold William Ray (1918-2006) who served in the Navy during World War II.

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Using Ancestry.com and Facebook, I was able to find one of his daughters and get in touch with her about returning the tag to family.

harold_ray2HAROLD W. RAY, 1940s

 “He brought up 4 daughters who absolutely adored him and adore him still. We treasure every memento of him that we have. To him, everything was “beautiful” and he left beauty, especially his warm friendly smile, everywhere he went. ” – Linda Dondlinger


Harold Ray’s dog tag was returned home on 7 January 2016.



Harmony, Bless You! My family is all a-buzz about the arrival of this most precious item. This actually marks the tenth anniversary of our father’s passing. We truly believe he has orchestrated this entire discovery for us, his daughters. We will follow-up with a picture that you can post on your blog. Again, words can not fully express our gratitude but I’ll say it anyhow, “Thank You!” Linda Dondlinger


Harmony, Our father was a devoted husband, doting father and grandfather. But it was never a secret how proud he was to serve in the Navy and how much he loved our country. I truly believe he guided your hand in finding his dog tag. Bless you and all your future finds! With much thanks from the Harold W. Ray family.
Dee Ann Riordan(the oldest daughter)

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