His initial decision to join the military after his parents were unable to afford college tuition, despite a basketball scholarship. Three of his uncles were Vietnam vets who encouraged him to pursue a career in the military.
“They made the decision to join easier and prepared me for what to expect,” said Specialist Ray.
My military awards include: Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal (3RD) Army of Occupation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon W/Number 2.
I was born and raised in Troy, NC. I graduated from East Montgomery High School 7 June 1977. I am currently studying at Central Texas College.
I enjoy playing and watching basketball.