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Robert Rabel (Ray-Bull)
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Sgt.
  • Home Town: Maimi, OK
  • Wartime Locations: two years in England
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1949 - 1952
  • Unit: 32nd Anti-Aricraft Artillary Brigade
  • Accomplishments: Chief Radio Operator
  • Medals: Letter of Commendation
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Wayne Race
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Home Town: Indepence, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Africa, France, and Italy
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1943-1945
  • Major Battles: PO Valley, South France, Rome-Arno, and North Apennines.
  • Unit: Company Alfa 437th Battalion
  • Accomplishments: Entitled to wear European African Middle East Theatre campaign ribbon
  • Medals: Awarded four bronze stars and Good Conduct medal.
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Jeffrey Radcliff
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: Gunnery Sergeant
  • Home Town: Independence, KS
  • Wartime Locations: : Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Ireland, Italy.
  • Wartime Service Dates: October 2005 to March 2006, August 2006 to March 2007, February 2008 to September 2008, January 2015 to Present
  • Major Battles: Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Unit: Special Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response Africa
  • Accomplishments: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation x 2, Joint Meritorious Unit Award for various unit deployment achievements. Helped with the Earthquake Releif efforts in Pakastan. His unit performed over a 1000 HST's (helicopter lifts), which delivered tons of food and supplies to the people.
  • Medals: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal x 3
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Robert Rader SR
  • Branch: U.S. ArmyU.S. Navy
  • Rank: Aviation Cadet
  • Home Town: Joplin, MO
  • Wartime Service Dates: August 1943 - November 1945
  • Unit: 3701st Army Air Force Base Unit, AAF Las Vegas, NV
  • Medals: American Theatre Ribbon & WWII Victory Ribbon & Carbine "Expert" Badge
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Aaron Ragan
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: lance corpral
  • Home Town: Joplin Mo.
  • Wartime Locations: Iraq
  • Wartime Service Dates: 04/07-11/07
  • Unit: 1st Division 4th marines
  • Medals: Iraqi service medal, global war on terror medal
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James Rainey
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Home Town: Columbus, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Korea
  • Wartime Service Dates: July 1952 - June 1953
  • Unit: 76th Automatic Weapon Battalion
  • Accomplishments: He fought several major battles with his battalion using a self propelled Quad 50 Caliber Machine guns until his brother was killed fighting with the 29th Regimental Combat Team. James was then assigned to escort his brother's body back from Seoul, Korea to Joplin, MO.
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Leroy Rainey
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank:
  • Home Town: Carl Junction, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Masan, South Korea
  • Wartime Service Dates: November 1949 - August 1950
  • Major Battles: Defense of Pusan
  • Unit: 29th Regmental Combat Team
  • Accomplishments: Killed in Action on August 2, 1950
  • Medals: The Bronze Star, Silver Star & The Purple Heart.
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Charles Ramsey
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: private
  • Home Town: Picher Oklahoma
  • Wartime Locations: Nebraska
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1918
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Bryce Ransom
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: SGT
  • Home Town: Carl Junction
  • Wartime Locations: Stationed in okinawa Japan
  • Wartime Service Dates: Dec 2003-dec 2007
  • Major Battles: in dec 2004 participated in operation humanitarian assistance after tsunami in indonesia
  • Unit: 3rd Marine Division and 3rd Reconassance Battalion
  • Medals: navy and marine corp achievement medal, Marine corps good conduct medal, humanitarian assistance medal
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Matthew Ransom
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: LCPL
  • Home Town: Joplin,MO
  • Wartime Service Dates: none
  • Unit: 40175
  • Accomplishments: none
  • Medals: none
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Walter Rarick
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Private 1st Class
  • Home Town: Paola, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Europe
  • Wartime Service Dates: WWII
  • Major Battles: Battle of the BulgeSeveral battles along the Rhine River
  • Unit: 101st Airborn
  • Accomplishments: Served his country with humility and pride
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DeForest Ratterree
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Chief Warrant Officer
  • Home Town: Nevada, MO
  • Wartime Locations: South Pacific
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1942-1945
  • Unit: Artillery & Shipping Support Crew
  • Medals: 3 Bronze Stars, 3 long service medals, Army Commendation Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal
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James Ray Sr.
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Chief Petty Officer
  • Home Town: Galena, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Asiatic & Pacific, Korea
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1945, 1951-1953
  • Major Battles: Iwo Jima
  • Unit: U.S. Navy, Sea Bee's, V-forces & Vaious ships & Stations
  • Medals: Presidential unit citation, bronze star, good conduct (3 awards)
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Charles Rea
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: T-Sargeant-C-47 Crew Chief
  • Home Town: Webb City, Mo
  • Wartime Locations: Italy,France, England, Normandy Invasion
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1942-1945
  • Major Battles: 7 different theaters, including the Normandy Invasion
  • Unit: 97th Troop Carrier Squadron in the 440th Troop Carrier Group
  • Medals: 7 Bronze Stars and 3 Oak Leaf Cluster
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Rex Reasoner
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Let Petty Officer
  • Home Town: Fredonia, Ks
  • Wartime Locations: Cuba, Bahrain, Great Lakes, Peral Harbor. Served on the USS Winnemucca, USS Pioneer, USS Ardent, USS Higgens MCM
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1995
  • Unit: Mine Sweeper
  • Accomplishments: Has been to Ethiopia, Haiti, Jerusalem, Thailand, Italy, Iraq, Israel, Greece. Has visited on every continent on Earth except for Antarctica, and Australia
  • Medals: Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Forces Medal, National Defense Medal, Combad Action Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Over Sea Duty Medal, Pistok and Rifle Medal
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Kevin Reaves
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: E-5
  • Home Town: Nevada, Missouri
  • Wartime Locations: Red Sea
  • Wartime Service Dates: Sept 1989 through December 1995
  • Major Battles: 1st Gulf War, Deny flight operations over Bosnia and Serbia
  • Unit: VAQ-141
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Harley Record
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Home Town: Chanute, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Rhineland, Germany and Central Europe
  • Wartime Service Dates: November 3, 1943- April 22nd 1946
  • Major Battles: WWII
  • Unit: 93rd Cavalry Recon Squad/ 13th Armored Division
  • Medals: WWII Victory Medal, European/African/Middle Eastern/Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupations Medal
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Harold Recoy
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: E5
  • Home Town: Creston, Iowa
  • Wartime Service Dates: October, 1970 thru October 1974
  • Unit: US Submarine Force
  • Accomplishments: Radioman and Navy Diver
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Harold Redburn
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Private 1st class
  • Home Town: Chanute, Ks
  • Wartime Locations: Germany and several other European locations
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1943 - 1945
  • Major Battles: n/a
  • Unit: Paratrooper 82nd airborne
  • Accomplishments: n/a
  • Medals: n/a
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William Redden
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: E5
  • Home Town: Joplin, MO
  • Wartime Service Dates: December 1990 - March 1991
  • Major Battles: Operation Desert Storm
  • Unit: 413th Squad
  • Accomplishments: Artillery Front Line; Serving in Talil, Iraq; He has been in the Missouri Nation guard for 17 years and has been active duty for US Army for 5 years
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william redden
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: ssg
  • Home Town: joplin/seneca
  • Wartime Locations: gulf war airport ,secruity after 911 at kci ,oif2 and 3
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1990/1991 2001/2002 2004/2005
  • Major Battles: deasert sheild ,deasert storm ,oif2/3
  • Unit: 1/35 fa ,1/41 fa, 6/1 fa, 5/18 fa ,203 rd eng, 1438 mrbc ,203rd eng
  • Accomplishments: my hero ,loves his country
  • Medals: aam x5 arcom x2 good conduct medal and many many more
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Richard Redfield
  • Branch: U.S. Air Force
  • Rank: Chief Master Sergeant
  • Home Town: Sarcoxie,MO
  • Wartime Service Dates: Summer of 1952
  • Major Battles: Vietnam War & Korean Conflict
  • Medals: Bronze Star Recipient, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal
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Gary Reed
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: SSGT
  • Home Town: Joplin, Mo
  • Wartime Locations: South Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: February 1968 - February 1970
  • Unit: 2/39th, 9th Inf. Div.
  • Accomplishments: Served as Infantry Platoon SGT.
  • Medals: Parachute Wings, 2 Army Commendatin Medals for Valor, 3 Air Medals, 2 Bronze Stars, & a Purple Heart. Received other Vietnam Service Ribbons, his unit was awarded a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Presidential Unit Citation. Also Combat Infantry's Badge.
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Joseph Reed
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Golden City, MO, but lived in Frontenac
  • Wartime Locations: Japan
  • Wartime Service Dates: WWII
  • Unit: D Company of 35th Infantry Regiment
  • Accomplishments: served as a guard patrolman
  • Medals: WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal- Japan
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