Specialist Raymond E. Combs-Small is the son of Mary Jo and Dave Combs-Small. He was born and raised in Payson, graduating from Payson High School in 1997.
He finished basic training June 2001 and is now a Bradley Fighting Vehicle Operator.
Combs-Small was deployed to Kuwait for the second time March 1, 2003. The last letter to his family was dated March 12.
His family writes, "We do not know his location or how he is doing. He is missed by all his family, his sisters Tiffany and Nikki, and their kids, by his grandmother, Amy Badovinus, the Lenharts, Riveros, LaHayes and Neals -- His aunts, uncles and cousins all send their love."