Wray Herring

Wray Herring was born January 31, 1926, in Parkersburg, NC. He was living in Greensboro and attending Dudley High School when he enlisted in B-1. After the war, graduated from A and T and began teaching in public schools, serving as band director for 32 years at Huntington and Ferguson High Schools in the Tidewater, VA area. He also operated a farm that he loved at his Gloucester, VA home.

He was married to the late Sadie Ruth Herring. Their daughter, Joan, is also deceased.

Wray Herring died on November 2, 2010 at Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Va. Survivors include a son, Wray Herring, Jr. of San Francisco; daughter, LaVerne Hawkins of College Station; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Herring has donated several items to Special Collections in Joyner Library at East Carolina University. Known collectively as “The Wray Herring Collection,” many of these documents were vital in documenting the story of B-1. He was also responsible for bringing home the V-disc recording of the Manana Meteors made on KGU radio in Honolulu.