Don C. Viray

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Waipahu, HI

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Chief Warrant Officer

Viray was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii; died April 19, 2012 in Divalak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, when his Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed.

Don served with a glad and generous spirit and explained that: “I wanted to be a MEDEVAC guy. To be the guy everyone wants to see. To get them out when they’re hurt and just get them help.”

Viray’s sister Sherry Viray says, “Her brother was a hero who never bragged about his achievements.”

Age: 25

Date of Death: April 19, 2012

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