This blog expresses its sympathy at the passing of Sergeant Major James Ray Crockett (retired). Mr. Crockett, who lived in Powder Springs, GA, served 31 years in the U.S. Marines, winning various awards and decorations for his service in Korea and Vietnam. He was also my sister's father-in-law. It is a sad day when we lose someone who gave so much in service to this country. God bless him and his family.