Memorial Day – Who Was Your Service Buddy?

Here is Dale Throneberry’s personal story of his best friend from flight school at Ft. Wolters.

I met Ray Schrader in January of 1968 on the first day of flight school at Ft. Wolters, Texas. We were both from New Jersey. In fact, he lived not far from my grandfather’s house in Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey. He ended up being my best friend for almost 50 years. He died a few years ago of what I believe were complications of his exposure to Agent Orange. Ray Schrader is at the top of the list of those I think about most on Memorial Day.

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Ray Schrader 1969 Vietnam 1969

Ray and Dale in Vietnam – 1968

Dale Throneberry Ray Shrader 2006 reunion

Ray and Dale at VHPA in 2006

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