Mike, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Even though I haven't seen him in years, I remember him fondly as a kind and patient man who took us fishing many times. The week spent in Plain Dealing the summer of 1975 ( I believe) was special. My prayers are with you, your mother, Connie and Frankie during this tough time. God Bless you.
The Final Salute
“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Walter Ray Anderson our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Walter. And to Walter it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country while serving in the U.S. Army. Walter, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, Generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Walter's family and loved ones.
Bobby L. Williams, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
DEAR FAMILY, I WAS SADDENED TO HEAR OF RAY'S HOMEGOING. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS TIME. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL. JERRY GRIGGS, PLAIN DEALING, LA.
Our hearts go out to Ginnie and all of Ray's family. His passing leaves a big gap in our lives, and we miss him already. God be with you in this time of sorrow.