Raymond L. Ayon

From a young age, Raymond was fascinated by stories of war. This encouraged him to want a military career. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1948 and flew bombing runs in Japan, until he was transitioned into being a medical corpsman. He proudly served in the Korean War as a medical corpsman, including spending time in the MASH unit, made famous by the TV show, transporting casualties to planes bound for Japan. He also was responsible for taking care of POWs (Prisoners of War) during the Korean War.

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Korean War - Key Events

June 25, 1950

A massive artillery barrage from the North signals the beginning of the Korean War. Roughly 100,000 North Korean troops pour across the 38th parallel, and, although South Korean forces are driven back, they retire in good order.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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