ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
VETERAN OF FOREIGN WARS....consist of many of those who have preserved these principles of freedom, equality and justice through active service on foreign soil. Those who are now dedicated to the further preservation of theses principles through active services to their own community.
The Dunham Ray Post honors the memory of two Southfield residents who were lost in military action on foreign soil.
Ronald B. Dunham, Jr who lived at 21900 Inkster Road died at Surang-Ni, North Korea . He was 21 years old when killed in action October 28, 1952. He landed in Korea on October 17, 1952 and was killed by sharpnel while in action against the Communistic appressors. Dunham served with the Army's Company L, 31st Infantry. He was a graduate of Farmington High School in 1950 and buried at Oakland Hills Memorial Park.
William G. Ray who lived at 26420 Franklin Road died at Monticelli, Italy on october 18, 1944. Ray a Tech Sgt received a purple Heart and Silver Star posthumously. Born in Bay City, September 19, 1914, he lived in Southfield since 1935. A graduate of East High School, he is buried in Italy in a Military Cemetary. He was a member of the Army's 363 Infantry, 91st Division.
On February 2, 1934 Southfield Post 2645 and Birmingham Post 2254 combined to be known as today the Dunham-Ray Post 2645. At this time, the Dunham-Ray Post 2645 has over 222 active members.