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Memorial Ceremony for Ranger Raymond Noel Dye

  • 04/09/2015
  • 6:00 PM
  • National Ranger Memorial, Fort Benning, Georgia

A memorial ceremony will be held on April 9, 2015 at the National Ranger Memorial on Fort Benning, Georgia. The family of Ranger Dye invite you to attend the memorial ceremony, which will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Raymond Noel Dye, 90, died on March 8, 2015 in Florida. Ranger Dye is survived by his wife Theresa Dye, son Richard Meyer and daughter Tondra Mineo.

Ranger Raymond Noel Dye was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame in 2010. According to his Ranger Hall of bio, Private 1st Class Raymond Noel Dye joined the Army November 12, 1942 and was a member of the Armed Forces at Fort Knox, KY. He shipped out to Oran, North Africa in April of 1943 and volunteered under Col. Darby. He was assigned to the 1st Ranger Battalion until just before the Sicily Invasion. With the 4th Ranger Battalion, he made three invasions to include Sicily, Salerno and Anzio, Italy.

The 4th Ranger Battalion made a 12 mile raid behind the German lines where his Ranger Buddy Charles Roby was killed in action on November 4, 1943. At Chiunzi Pass, Ranger Dye was chosen to join a British observer to pinpoint targets for naval guns that netted the explosion of the German Ammo Depot, among other targets. Going AWOL from hospitals on two occasions to return to his Rangers, he fought until he was wounded a fourth time at Anzio.

Ranger Dye's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart with three oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal, European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal with Arrowhead, National Defense Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Noel Dye was a founding member of the U.S. Army Ranger Association, serving as a Life Member since the association’s charter on June 13, 1973.  He was the last WWII era founding member.  He will be missed by all members.