COL Raymond F. Cole was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/24/2002 at the age of 71.7 from Heart attack
Monterey, CA
Flight Class 57-15
Date of Birth 01/11/1931
Served in the U.S. Army
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More detail on this person: Raymond Cole Raymond F. Cole, 71, a retired U.S. Army colonel, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. He was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Sayre, Pa., and lived in Monterey County for 23 years. He earned a bachelor of science degree in military science from Florida Southern College in 1953, attended Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 1969, then received a master's degree in management and public affairs from Webster College in St. Louis in 1976. He served in the Army for 30 years, including a tour in Vietnam as a field artillery officer. He earned the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal with numeral 1, the Joint Services Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Vietnam Service Medal. He also worked as a military police officer and aviator, before retiring at Fort Ord in 1983. He became executive director of the Seaside Chamber of Commerce in 1984, a position he held until 1991. He was former president of the Monterey Retired Officers Association, member of the Monterey Kiwanis, Fort Ord Golf Course and Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament marshall for 22 years. He was an avid golfer, who played at Fort Ord's Bayonet course for more than 20 years. Mr. Cole is survived by his wife, Marilyn Cole of Monterey; his daughter, Brenda Seymour of San Francisco; his son, Jim Cole of Alameda; his mother, Florence Cole of Horseheads, N.Y.; his brother, Gordon Cole of Horseheads; his sister, Dorothy Court of Sayre; and two grandsons. Memorial services will be held at a later date. The Paul Mortuary will handle the arrangements. The family suggests that any memorial contributions be made to the SPCA of Monterey County, P.O. Box 3058, Monterey 93942.

Burial information: Golden Gate National Cemetery, Bruno, CA

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