. . .Ray was born in Alaska on January 16,
1938. His parents were gold miners. At the age of 17 he joined the Marine
Corps and did his basic training at Camp Pendleton, spent time in Japan,
two times in Okinawa, lived in Hawaii, and Bakersfield California. He retired
from the Marines in 1975 as Master Sergeant.
. . .Ray met his beautiful wife, Terry, in
Okinawa in 1957 and married in 1962. They have three children.
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. . . .Ray worked as the maintenance supervisor
for Deutsch Electrical Connector Company for 22 years and retired in 2000.Mussolini's
army. Although it was during that time that Mussolini was invading Abyssinia,
Gus remained with his unit in Italy, until his release from service at the
age of 21.
. . .He is a 32-year member of the Vista Gem
& Mineral Society. He currently serves as President and instructor in
their Lapidary School. .
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