Interview with Ronald D. Ray, September 9, 2003

Project: Oldham County Historical Society: Oldham County Veterans Oral History Project

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Ronald D. Ray, born in Hazard, Kentucky, served in the United States Marine Corps having been deployed in the Dominican Republic, Norway, and Panama. He was sent to special operations school at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School and eventually sent to Vietnam in 1967 as an advisor. He was wounded and received a Purple Heart during Operation Coronado II in 1967. He also participated in the Battle of Hue during the Tet Offensive in 1968. After his military service in Vietnam Ray worked as a Marine recruiter and eventually retiring from the Marines to attend Law School at the University of Louisville. Following law school he was active in the presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and also joined the Marine Corps Reserve.

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2012oh154_ochs056

Interviewee Name

Ronald D. Ray

Interviewer Name

Earl Orr

Interview Date

2003-09-09

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Ray, Ronald D. Interview by Earl Orr. 09 Sep. 2003. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Ray, R.D. (2003, September 09). Interview by E.. Orr. Oldham County Historical Society: Oldham County Veterans Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Ray, Ronald D., interview by Earl Orr. September 09, 2003, Oldham County Historical Society: Oldham County Veterans Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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