By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
This week we honor a WWII veteran from Stratton, Neb.,
Ray served in the Air Force from August of 1943 to October
of 1946. During the war he spent time in the South Pacific on Tinian Island,
Iwo Jima and in the Philippines.
He was a Radar navigator on a B29 Super Fortress and in 1950
began his five years of service as a 1st Lt. in the Air Force
Ray returned to farming after his time in the military and
serves as District Director with the Agricultural Stabilization Service. He
retired in 1989.
Ray is now 89-years-old and has five children living in
Holdrege, Stratton and North Platte, Neb. And Perry and McDonald, Kans. He has
11 grand children and 22 great-grandchildren that are all very proud of their
Ray's daughter Karen said "from your children, we say thanks
dad. We are all very proud of you and we love you."
Raymond, thank you for your service to our country.