Col. Ray was recently honored to receive the Rodney Williams Jr. Memorial Award on behalf of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky. This award is in recognition of demonstrated leadership, committed service and dedicated support of the Marine Corps Community within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Below is an excerpt:
Like most Americans, who have earned the titles of “United States Marine,” his love and deviation to the Corps has never diminished over the years since his retirement. Numerous officers, recruits from area colleges and universities, have been influenced by his exemplary leadership and support, in their acceptance of the considerable challenge of leading Marines. Through his long-standing contacts with officer candidates, dating back to the 1971 origin of the Colonel William R. “Rich” Higgins Memorial Mess Night, he has always encouraged them to accept and develop the uncompromising core values of honor, courage and commitment, which will serve them well during their active duty time and beyond, as the baton is passed to a new generation of patriots, who have chosen to distance themselves from their contemporaries, by what he has frequently referred to as “showing up” to serve country and the Corps.
To read the rest of the award, click here: Rodney Williams Jr. Memorial Award