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Big Spring Soldier Killed in Action

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A sad reminder about the sacrifices of war.

A soldier from Big Spring will be brought back to be buried there after getting killed in Afghanistan.

Captain Ellory Ray Wallace was killed Saturday when a rocket propelled grenade hit his ATV while on patrol.

Wallace had only been in Afghanistan for two weeks.

It was his third tour of duty; the first two were in Iraq.

Wallace was born in big spring in 1977.

He received numerous medals for valor.

Wallace leaves behind a wife and four children.

The family plans to bury ray in his boyhood town of Big Spring, where he'll rest next to his Grandpa Wallace, who inspired him to be a soldier.

There's no word on any burial plans yet as Hurricane Earl is delaying the return of his body.

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