Vols in Service

Lt. Justin Gray, USMC

Lt. Justin Gray, USMC, does us proud in Afghanistan

Young Alumni Council member Billy Haley (CEHHS ’06), of Nashville, sent us a photo (along with some background info) of his former college roommate, Justin P. Gray, now serving with the U.S. Marines India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Regiment in southern Afghanistan.

Service to the nation runs in the Gray family. Justin Gray’s late grandfather was L. Patrick Gray, acting director of the FBI when the investigation that led to the Watergate scandal began. (Until W. Mark Felt came forward in 2005, L. P. Gray was believed by many to be Deep Throat, the secret informant who guided the Washington Post’s investigation that led eventually to the resignation of former president Richard Nixon.) Justin Gray’s father also served the nation in the FBI.

Hear from Justin Gray about one of his platoon’s missions in Afghanistan in this report from National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

Pictured above is 1st Lt. Justin P. Gray (CBA ’05), showing the Vols’ colors half a world away. Gray leads India Company’s 2nd Platoon in Afghanistan.

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Mike July 20, 2010 - 2:52 pm

Thanks for posting this link!

Justin Gray’s father also served in the Marines and is a Vietnam Veteran.

We are hoping to see Justin back home in the US in a couple of weeks!

God Bless the men and women fighting for our freedom!

Bill Rush July 22, 2010 - 2:46 pm

Be safe Marine and thanks for your service.
My daughter (UT 2008) and son-in-law are stationed at the Army base in Vicenza, Italy and Brandon’s unit is currently serving in Afghanistan

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