Raymond joined the Army in 1969 to pursue his dream of learning to fly. After spending 366 days as a pilot in Vietnam he reenlisted and went on to serve in the Army for 22 years as everything from a flight school instructor to Medivac Pilot to Chief Warrant Officer, at the time of his retirement. Raymond remains in touch with fellow veterans through the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.


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