CW2 Raymond "Ray" Dale Anderson was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/15/2013 at the age of 69.0 from Cancer
Lubbock, TX
Flight Classes 67-5 and 67-3
Date of Birth 08/01/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 281 AHC in 67, 605 TC CO in 67-68
Call signs in Vietnam MARDI GRAS, PIPESMOKE
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Raymond Dale Anderson LUBBOCK- Raymond Dale Anderson, 68, passed away in Lubbock, Texas on July 15, 2013. Ray was born on Aug. 1, 1944 in Oakland, Calif. at Oak Noll Naval Hospital. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1970 receiving honors as a decorated soldier in Vietnam. He then served his country again in the Army National Guard from 1975 to 1980. He received multiple prestigious medals and distinguished awards during his times of service. He married the love of his life, Patricia Smith, on Nov. 27, 1976. He continued his passion for work as a helicopter pilot, flying the United States Geologist into Mt. St Helens during active eruptions in the attempt to capture real life images of the volcano. He also flew the filmography crew for the The Fires of Kuwait on IMAX and finally the last 21 years with the medical flight crews of Aero Care and Life Star, helping save lives. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Anderson of Lubbock; sister, Joan and husband Bob Fix of California; daughter, Lisa and husband Dave Streicher of Oregon; son, Eric and wife Kim Evans of Oregon; daughter, Trish K Evans of Oregon; daughter, Diane Reynolds of Lubbock; 14 grandchildren, 11 of Oregon and 3 of Lubbock; and five great-grandchildren of Oregon. Memorial services will be held at the Aero Care Helicopter Hangar on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 3 p.m., 6006 N. Cedar Avenue. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be sent to Raymond D. Anderson Memorial Fund at First United Bank in Lubbock, Texas, proceeds will be given to the Joe Arrington Cancer Center to aid others in their fight with Cancer.

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