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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - January 19, 1982, Galveston, Texas attache slain killer escapes Tuesday Morning January 19 1982 3He 3A PARIS AP Assistant military attache Lt Col Charles Robert Ray was assassinated Monday by a lurking gunman who police said fired a single shot into Rays forehead and fled as the victim collapsed on a Paris sidewalk The ambassador to France Evan Griffith Galbraith said the gunman was probably a pro fessional and undoubtedly an experienced Police said Ray was shot about 9 3 EST as he walked alone to his parked car near his apartment in a fashionable distict He wore civilian clothes and carried a small attache case found by his body The only witness police found was a woman who saw the shooting from a distance on her way to work She said she caught a back view of the killer fleeing on foot and described him as short with long hair and casual clothes In Washington President Reagan decried the assassination as an act of international terrorism saying Ray gave his life in the line of duty as surely as if he had fallen in battle Our hearts go out to his family in their bereave ment and the wanton act of his murderers reinforces our determination to stamp out international terrorism and prevent similar tragedies in the Reagan said President Francois Mit terrand and Premier Pierre Mauroy expressing out rage promised an intensive search to find the assassin and offered to bolster secu rity for Embassy staff Galbraith said security for officials in France would be reassessed because of the killing since Ray did not seem to be a target and it was not thought he ran any Security was increased The Galveston Daily News Founded in 1842 Texas Oldest Newspaper Dedicated lo the growth and pro gress of Galveston and all of GaJveston County Published even morning by Galveston Newspapers 8522 feichman Road Box 628 Galveston Texas Second class postage paid at Galveston Texas Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use or replication of all the local news of spontaneous origin printed in this newspaper Subscription rates by carrier per month by mail per year anywhere in the continental United States per year outside the US Telephone 7443611 The Galveston Daily News welcomes letters to the editor These should be limited to 300 words telligence served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation medal Army records show The Rev Keith Ramey a family friend said Rays wife called him at his Fort Lauderdale vacation retreat after the shooting and was just hysterical She kept sobbing and saying she couldnt believe what was Police said the gunman walked up to Ray as he was going to his car from his apartment on the Boulevard Emile Augier in the capi tals posh 16th district and shot him once in the forehead at close range Police Commissioner Marcel Leclerk said Ray died instantly on the side walk The only claim of re sponsibility was a handwritten statement given to Western news re porters in Beirut Lebanon by an organization called the Lebanese Armed Revo lutionary Western diplomats in Beirut said Historical District guides to be given Lt Col Charles Ray they had not heard of the group Hours after Ray was shot French authorities provided tight security for Treasury Secretary Donald T Regan who flew to New York after attending a meeting of Western finance ministers Remitter Mow LIVING FAITH BIBLE COLLIGI Vldao Full or parttime itudont For Information call 7446279 Ellen Beasley preserva tion planning consultant Ray Quay city planner and Sally Wallace past chairman of the historical review board will present the newly published guidelines for the Historic District at the quarterly meeting of East End Histor ical District Association Thursday The meeting open to re sidents of the district will be at 1501 Postoffice Wine and cheese will be served at 7 and discussions will begin at Those attending may bring a chair or pillow to sit upon EFFECTIVE IAN YOU MUST HAVE AUTO INSURANCE 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