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

July 27, 1953

Mark W. Clark for the UN Command, Peng Dehuai for the Chinese, and Kim Il-Sung for North Korea conclude an armistice ending hostilities. A demilitarized zone is created that roughly follows the prewar border along the 38th parallel. South Korean Pres. Syngman Rhee announces his acceptance of the agreement, but no representative of South Korea ever signs the document.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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